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Lida Howell

Full name: Matilda "Lida" Howell (Scott-)
Gender: Female
Born: August 28, 1859 in Lebanon, Ohio, United States
Died: December 20, 1938 in Norwood, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Cincinnati Archers, Cincinnati (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Archery

Related Olympians: Daughter of Thomas Scott.

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

Lida Scott became interested in archery in the 1870s and won her first titles, the Ohio State Championship, in 1881 and 1882. In the spring of 1883 she married Millard C. Howell and also won her first national championship. Lida Scott Howell won 17 national championships of the 20 she contested between 1883 and 1907, surely one of the most amazing records in any sport among American Olympians. Her scores in the 1895 championship set records which were not broken until 1931 – 35 years later. As an archer, she was clearly a woman ahead of her time.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 44 St. Louis Archery Women's Double Columbia Round United States USA 1 Gold
1904 Summer 44 St. Louis Archery Women's Double National Round United States USA 1 Gold
1904 Summer 44 St. Louis Archery Women's Team Round Cincinnati Archers USA 1 Gold

Women's Double Columbia Round

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH S
1904 Summer 44 St. Louis Archery United States Final Standings 1 1904-09-19 9.5 141 867
1904 Summer 44 St. Louis Archery United States 50 yards 1 1904-09-19 45 245
1904 Summer 44 St. Louis Archery United States 40 yards 1 1904-09-19 48 274
1904 Summer 44 St. Louis Archery United States 30 yards 1 1904-09-19 48 348

Women's Double National Round

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH S
1904 Summer 44 St. Louis Archery United States Final Standings 1 1904-09-20 7.5 130 620
1904 Summer 44 St. Louis Archery United States 60 yards 1 1904-09-20 87 417
1904 Summer 44 St. Louis Archery United States 50 yards 1 1904-09-20 43 203

Women's Team Round

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TH PTS
1904 Summer 44 St. Louis Archery Cincinnati Archers USA Final Standings 1 1904-09-21 91 459