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Rick McKinney

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRichard Lee "Rick"•McKinney
Used nameRick•McKinney
Born12 October 1953 in Decatur, Indiana (USA)
Measurements170 cm / 59 kg
NOC United States


Rick McKinney competed in four Olympics for the United States from 1976-92, only missing the 1980 Games because of the boycott, and winning two silver medals, individual in 1984 and team in 1988. McKinney was a three-time individual World Champion, winning in 1977, 1983, and 1985, also winning team titles in 1977, 1979, 1981, and 1983. He also won three team gold medals at the 1979, 1983 and 1987 Pan American Games, adding three individual silvers in 1983 in the overall and at 30 and 90 metres. McKinney garnered nine US Championships between 1977-87, and won 10 team medals at the US Olympic Festival.

McKinney attended Arizona State University, graduating in 1983. He later worked in the archery industry, working on the development of carbon fiber-wrapped aluminum arrows. He has served as an analyst for NBC’s Olympic archery coverage. McKinney also wrote the book The Simple Art of Winning: How To Shoot Your Best. He was inducted into the Arizona State Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Archery USA Rick McKinney
Individual, Men (Olympic) 4
1984 Summer Olympics Archery USA Rick McKinney
Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1988 Summer Olympics Archery USA Rick McKinney
Individual, Men (Olympic) 6
Team, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
1992 Summer Olympics Archery USA Rick McKinney
Individual, Men (Olympic) 40
Team, Men (Olympic) United States 6

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1988 Summer Olympics 27 September 1988 Archery Team, Men (Ranking Round, 108 arrows, 30 metres) Ranking Round, 30 metres 1,047 1
1988 Summer Olympics 28 September 1988 Archery Team, Men (Match, 108 arrows) Semi-Finals 992 1
1988 Summer Olympics 29 September 1988 Archery Individual, Men (Match, 90 metres, 9 arrows) Quarter-Finals, 90 metres 81 1

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