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Lida Howell

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMatilda "Lida"•Howell (Scott-)
Used nameLida•Howell
Born28 August 1859 in Lebanon, Ohio (USA)
Died20 December 1938 in Norwood, Ohio (USA)
AffiliationsCincinnati Archers, Cincinnati (USA)
NOC United States


Lida Scott became interested in archery in the 1870s and won her first titles, the Ohio State Championship, in 1881 and 1882. In the spring of 1883 she married Millard C. Howell and also won her first national championship. Lida Scott Howell won 17 national championships of the 20 she contested between 1883 and 1907, surely one of the most amazing records in any sport among American Olympians. Her scores in the 1895 championship set records which were not broken until 1931 – 36 years later. As an archer, she was clearly a woman ahead of her time.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Archery USA Lida Howell
Double Columbia Round, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Double National Round, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Team Round, Women (Olympic) Cincinnati Archers 1 Gold

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