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Check out our list of famous archers who have made a mark in their field. This list has people from all over the world and contains names such as Fred Bear, Matt Stutzman, Luis Gabriel Moreno, Brady Ellison and Hou Yi.
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 1 
Fred Bear
(Bow Manufacturer)
Fred Bear
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Birthdate: March 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 27, 1988
 2 
Deepika Kumari
(Indian Professional Archer)
Deepika Kumari
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Birthdate: June 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Three-time Olympian Deepika Kumari has dominated the Indian archery scene for quite some time now. Currently ranked no. 1 in the world, she has bagged several medals, including an Asian Championship gold. The daughter of a auto-rickshaw driver, she grew up practicing archery with bamboo bows and arrows.

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Hou Yi
(Archer)
Hou Yi
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Birthplace: China

Part of Chinese folklore, Hou Yi, also known as Shen Yi, is the Chinese god of archery. Equipped with a tiger bone bow, he is said to have saved humanity by shooting down 9 out of 10 suns. His wife, the moon goddess Chang’e, eventually took away the elixir of immortality from him.

 4 
Hippolytus
(Archer)
Hippolytus
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Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0236 AD

The son of Theseus, Hippolytus was a Greek mythical figure, popularized by Euripides in his play Hippolytus. Girls in Troezen offered him a lock of their hair before getting married. His neglect of Aphrodite led her to cause his stepmother Phaedra to fall for him and eventually led him to his death.

 5 
Lars Andersen
(Painter)
Lars Andersen
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Birthdate: November 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Denmark

Lars Andersen is a Danish painter and archer. He graduated from the School of Visual Art and received private training under popular painter and graphic designer Otto Frello. As an archer, he has posted many videos on YouTube, some of which have gone viral, receiving millions of views. His videos have also been criticized for their historical and scientific inaccuracies. 

 6 
Brady Ellison
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Birthdate: October 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Glendale, Arizona, United States
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Howard Hill
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Birthdate: November 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilsonville, Alabama, United States
Died: February 4, 1975
 8 
Kim Woo-jin
(Archer)
Kim Woo-jin
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Birthdate: June 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chungbuk, South Korea
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Gabriela Schloesser
(Recurve archer from Tijuana who represented Mexico before 2016)
Gabriela Schloesser
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Birthdate: February 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tijuana, Mexico
 10 
Luis Gabriel Moreno
(Filipino Archer)
Luis Gabriel Moreno
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Birthdate: May 28, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Unknown

Luis Gabriel Moreno is a Filipino archer best known for winning a gold medal at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, where he represented Mixed-NOCs. He also represented the Philippines at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, where he won a bronze medal. In 2021, Luis Gabriel Moreno was honored by the De La Salle Alumni Association with a sports achievement award.

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Sara López
(Colombian Athlete Who Specializes in Compound Archery and 5-Time World Champion)
Sara López
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Birthdate: April 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pereira, Colombia

Colombian archer Sara López competes in compound-archery. She holds several world-records including one for a 15-arrow round. She shot a perfect 150 at stage 3 of World Cup in 2013 becoming the first woman to do so and attained her highest world-ranking of 3 that year. Achievements of López include winning Archery World Cup six-times in compound women’s individual event.  

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Erika Eiffel
(Advocate)
Erika Eiffel
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Birthdate: June 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Unknown

Initially a U.S. Air Force cadet, Erika Eiffel later established herself as an award-winning archer. She also established OS Internationale, an organization for objectum sexuals, or people who develop relationships with inanimate objects. She was featured in the documentary Married to the Eiffel Tower, which explored her attraction to the Eiffel Tower.

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Zahra Nemati
(Archer)
Zahra Nemati
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Birthdate: April 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran

Zahra Nemati is an Iranian Olympic and Paralympic archer best known for winning gold medals for Iran in major competitions like Paralympic Games and World Para-archery Championships. Nemati competed in taekwondo prior to a car accident that left her paralyzed. Zahra Nemati was the flag bearer for her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

 14 
Zhou Tong
(Archer)
Zhou Tong
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Birthplace: Shaanxi, China
Died: 1121 AD

Song dynasty archery teacher Zhou Tong remains a legendary Chinese hero. Originally from Henan, he was later hired to train Chinese military general Yue Fei in military tactics of archery as a boy. However, later fictional accounts of Zhou Tong described him as Yue Fei’s adoptive father.

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Ki Bo-bae
(Archer)
Ki Bo-bae
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Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Anyang, South Korea
 16 
Khatuna Lorig
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Birthdate: January 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
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Antonio Rebollo
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Birthdate: June 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
 18 
Matt Stutzman
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Birthdate: December 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
 19 
Danielle Brown
3
Birthdate: April 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Steeton, West Yorkshire, England
 20 
Tapio Rautavaara
(Finnish Singer, Actor, and Athlete)
Tapio Rautavaara
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Birthdate: March 8, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nokia, Finland
Died: September 25, 1979

Tapio Rautavaara was a Finnish singer, actor, and athlete. He is best remembered for winning the gold medal in the javelin throw event at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. A former world champion, Rautavaara also won a bronze medal at the 1946 European Championships in Oslo. As a musician, Rautavaara is credited with inspiring other musicians like Ville Valo.  

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 21 
Ku Bon-chan
(Archer)
Ku Bon-chan
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Birthdate: January 31, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gyeongju-si, South Korea
 22 
Atanu Das
(Archer)
Atanu Das
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Birthdate: April 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Bengal, India
 23 
Oh Jin-hyek
(Archer)
Oh Jin-hyek
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Birthdate: August 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nonsan-si, South Korea
 24 
Margaret Maughan
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Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: May 20, 2020
 25 
Khairul Anuar Mohamad
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Birthdate: September 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kemaman, Terengganu, Malaysia
Khairul Anuar Mohamad is a Malaysian professional archer best known for winning the silver medal at the 2019 World Archery Championships. He has also won gold medals at the Asian Championships and Southeast Asian Games. At the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, Khairul Anuar Mohamad represented his country by competing in the mixed team event and men's individual event. 
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Chang Hye-jin
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Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
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Neroli Fairhall
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Birthdate: August 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Died: June 11, 2006
 28 
Toja Ellison
(Slovenian Compound Archer)
Toja Ellison
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Birthdate: July 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Toja Ellison is a Slovenian compound archer who won a gold medal at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus. Ellison also has a couple of World Cup silver medals under her belt. Toja Ellison first came into prominence in 2017 when she won a silver medal at the World Games in Wrocław, Poland. 

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Jake Kaminski
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Birthdate: August 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
 30 
Ben Pearson
(Bowyer)
Ben Pearson
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Birthdate: November 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Arkansas, United States
Died: March 2, 1971
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Choi Mi-sun
(Archer)
Choi Mi-sun
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Birthdate: July 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Illo-eup, Muan-gun, South Korea
Balzhinima Tsyrempilov
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Birthdate: April 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ulekchin, Zakamensky District, Buryatia, Russia
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Alejandra Valencia
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Birthdate: October 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hermosillo, Mexico
 34 
Mackenzie Brown
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Birthdate: March 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Flint, Texas, United States
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Aída Román
(Archer)
Aída Román
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Birthdate: May 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
 36 
Im Dong-hyun
(Archer)
Im Dong-hyun
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Birthdate: May 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chungbuk, South Korea
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Kang Chae-young
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Birthdate: June 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ulsan, South Korea
Jean-Charles Valladont
3
Birthdate: March 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Besançon, France
 39 
Dola Banerjee
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Birthdate: June 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baranagar, North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India
 40 
Simon Fairweather
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Birthdate: October 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
 41 
Inna Stepanova
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Birthdate: April 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ulan-Ude, Russia
 42 
Darrell Pace
(Archer)
Darrell Pace
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Birthdate: October 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
 43 
Hubert Van Innis
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Birthdate: February 24, 1866
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Elewijt, Zemst, Belgium
Died: November 25, 1961
 44 
Justin Huish
(Archer)
Justin Huish
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Birthdate: January 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fountain Valley, California, United States
 45 
Poeas
(King of Meliboea)
Poeas
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Birthplace: Meliboea (Magnesia)
 46 
Lisa Unruh
(Archer)
Lisa Unruh
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Birthdate: April 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 47 
Lajos Kassai
(Hungarian Archer Known for His Work Reviving the Traditional Art of Horse Archery)
Lajos Kassai
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Birthdate: September 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kaposvár, Hungary
 48 
Limba Ram
(Archer)
Limba Ram
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Birthdate: January 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saradeet, Rajasthan, India
 49 
Richard McKinney
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Birthdate: October 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Decatur, Indiana, United States
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Alison Williamson
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Birthdate: November 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England