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John Williams (archer)


John Williams (archer)

John Williams
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Full name John Chester Williams
Born September 12, 1953 (1953-09-12) (age 62)
Cranesville, Pennsylvania, U.S.

John Chester Williams (born September 12, 1953) is an archer from the United States, who was born in Cranesville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Northwestern High School. After winning the 1971 world title, he won the gold medal in the men's individual achery competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. It was the first Olympic archery medal in 52 years.

John was coached by Clarence Fowkes who guided the U.S. team through the infamous 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

In 2003, the National Archery Association issued him its J. Maurice Thompson award, named after the body's founder, for outstanding and meritorious service to the sport. Northwestern High School has a plaque in the lobby honoring John Williams.


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