Competing at his second Olympic Games in Rio, Taylor made
history as a part of Australia’s first ever medal winning archery team. Worth
won bronze with teammates Alec Potts and Taylor Worth at Rio’s famous
Sambodromo having competed as Australia’s sole representative at the London
The trio moved straight through to the Rio quarter-finals of
the 12 team competition after finishing fourth in the ranking round with a
score of 2005. After defeating France they took on tournament favourites South
Korea in the semi-finals. Despite shooting superbly Worth and his teammates
went down to set up a shot at bronze against China. The Aussies held their
nerve to defeat the Chinese Team and win the bronze medal.
Worth then went in search of an individual medal. The
25-year-old secured three straight wins to move through to the quarter-finals
where he took on eventual gold medallist Ku Bonchan of South Korea. Worth
needed a 9 to take the match on his last arrow but shot an 8 to send the match
into a shootoff where Ku shot a 10 and Worth bowed out with a 9.
The Rio results followed on from Worth’s Games debut four
years earlier in London. Competing at the iconic Lords Cricket Ground at the
2012 London Olympic Games, Worth provided one of the upsets of the archery
tournament when he knocked off Ellison again. Another thriller followed when
Worth was agonisingly defeated in a shoot-off 9-8 to China’s Xiaoxiang Dai and
just missed out on the quarter-finals.
Worth first burst onto the scene in 2010 when he won gold as a part of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.