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Simon Fairweather

Full name: Simon John Fairweather
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: October 9, 1969 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Affiliations: Canberra Archery Club, Canberra (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Archery

Related Olympians: Brother of Kate Fairweather.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

With his parents being active archers and a private archery range in their backyard, it is no surprise that Simon Fairweather - like his sister Kate Fairweather - turned out to be an archer as well. He competed at his first Olympics at age 19 in Seoul. In 1991, he captured his first major title, winning the World Championships in Kraków (Poland) while also earning a team bronze. This built up Olympic expectations as well, but Fairweather couldn't deliver in either Barcelona or Atlanta, his best result being a fourth place in the 1996 team event. With a coach from South Korea (the top archery nation), Fairweather gave it another try at his home Olympics in Sydney, and succeeded. His gold medal was Australia's first Olympic medal in the sport. Retiring after his gold medal, he made a comeback to compete in the Athens Olympics, but without making an impact. After stepping away from competition Fairweather was appointed national team coach in 2009, but retired just two years later. Fairweather, who was educated as a jewelry designer, is married to Jackie Gallagher, winner of the 1996 triathlon world title.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Men's Individual Australia AUS 16
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Men's Team Australia AUS 13
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Men's Individual Australia AUS 25
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Men's Team Australia AUS 7
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Men's Individual Australia AUS 52
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Men's Team Australia AUS 4
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Men's Individual Australia AUS 1 Gold
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Men's Team Australia AUS 12
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Men's Individual Australia AUS 50
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Men's Team Australia AUS 6

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH 10s 9s X
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Ranking Round 11 1988-09-27 1,276 144 41 58
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Ranking Round 30 metres 8T 1988-09-27 349
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Ranking Round 50 metres 21T 1988-09-27 318
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Ranking Round 70 metres 10T 1988-09-27 314
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Ranking Round 90 metres 10T 1988-09-27 295
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Round One 3 1988-09-28 322 36 12 13
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Round One 30 metres 9T 1988-09-28 86
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Round One 50 metres 2T 1988-09-28 82
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Round One 70 metres 16T 1988-09-28 75
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Round One 90 metres 1 1988-09-28 79
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Quarter-Finals 16 1988-09-29 316 36 11 13
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Quarter-Finals 30 metres 13T 1988-09-29 86
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Quarter-Finals 50 metres 7T 1988-09-29 80
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Quarter-Finals 70 metres 15T 1988-09-29 75
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia Quarter-Finals 90 metres 6T 1988-09-29 75
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia Round One Match #5 2 1992-08-03 Verstegen (NED) 107, Fairweather (AUS) 98 98
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia Ranking Round 5 1992-07-31 1,315 144 62 53
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia Ranking Round 30 metres 6T 1992-07-31 352
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia Ranking Round 50 metres 1 1992-07-31 336
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia Ranking Round 70 metres 34T 1992-07-31 319
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia Ranking Round 90 metres 6T 1992-07-31 308
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Australia Round One Match #15 2 Torrés (FRA) 165, Fairweather (AUS) 154 154
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Australia Ranking Round 20 1996-07-28 660 72 28 31
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Australia Ranking Round 1st Half 18 1996-07-28 331
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Australia Ranking Round 2nd Half 32 1996-07-28 329
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Australia Final Round Match 1-2 1 2000-09-20 Fairweather (AUS) 113, Wunderle (USA) 106 113
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Australia Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2000-09-20 Fairweather (AUS) 112, van Alten (NED) 110 112
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Australia Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2000-09-20 Fairweather (AUS) 113, Tsyrempilov (RUS) 104 113
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Australia Round Three Match #2 1 2000-09-20 Fairweather (AUS) 167, Arias (CUB) 163 167
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Australia Round Two Match #3 1 2000-09-18 Fairweather (AUS) 161, de Grandis (FRA) 150 161
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Australia Round One Match #5 1 2000-09-18 Fairweather (AUS) 170, Stevens (CUB) 161 170
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Australia Ranking Round 8 2000-09-16 642 72 20 6
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Australia Ranking Round 1st Half 20 2000-09-16 323
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Australia Ranking Round 2nd Half 8 2000-09-16 319
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Australia Round One Match #14 2 2004-08-16 Prilepov (BLR) 141, Fairweather (AUS) 137 137 2 0
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Australia Ranking Round 20 2004-08-12 658 27 8
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Australia Ranking Round 1st Half 15 2004-08-12 333
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Australia Ranking Round 2nd Half 28 2004-08-12 325

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH 10s 9s
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 13 1988-09-27 1,276
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 30 metres 16 1988-09-27 349
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 50 metres 15 1988-09-27 318
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 70 metres 6 1988-09-27 314
1988 Summer 18 Seoul Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 90 metres 14T 1988-09-27 295
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia AUS Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1992-08-04 GBR 242, AUS 236
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia AUS Round One Match #5 1 1992-08-04 AUS 238, CHN 230
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 3 1992-07-31 1,315 144 62 53
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 30 metres 7T 1992-07-31 352
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 50 metres 1 1992-07-31 336
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 70 metres 14T 1992-07-31 319
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 90 metres 3 1992-07-31 308
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Australia AUS Final Round Match 3-4 2 1996-08-02 ITA 248, AUS 244
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Australia AUS Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1996-08-02 KOR 250, AUS 234
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Australia AUS Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1996-08-02 AUS 253, SWE 241
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Australia AUS Round One Match #4 1 1996-08-02 AUS 243, CHN 240
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 4 1996-07-28 660
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 1st Half 4 1996-07-28 331
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 2nd Half 2T 1996-07-28 329
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Australia AUS Round One Match #7 2 2000-09-22 SWE 241, AUS 238
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 10 2000-09-16 642
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Australia AUS Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 2004-08-21 TPE 250, AUS 247
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Australia AUS Round One Match #7 1 2004-08-21 AUS 248, IND 236
2004 Summer 34 Athina Archery Australia AUS Ranking Round 7 2004-08-12 658