Jay Barrs

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJack Leonard "Jay"•Barrs, Jr.
Used nameJay•Barrs
Born17 July 1962 in Jacksonville, Florida (USA)
Measurements182 cm / 70 kg
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2


Jay Barrs competed in Olympic archery at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, winning individual gold in 1988, and a silver with the team. At the 1991 Pan American Games, he won two silver medals in individual events. Barrs was a 14-time US Champion in field archery, and was also World Champion in field archery in 1990 and 1992. He was a 7-time US Champion in target archery, and in all, was on the podium 17 times in US target archery championships. At the World Target Championships, Barrs won four medals in team events between 1987-99, with two silvers and two bronzes, and he won a silver individually at the 1991 World Indoor Championships. Barrs was a graduate of Arizona State University.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Archery USA Jay Barrs
Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Team, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
1992 Summer Olympics Archery USA Jay Barrs
Individual, Men (Olympic) 5
Team, Men (Olympic) United States 6

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