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Justin Huish

Full name: Justin Grant Huish
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: January 9, 1975 in Fountain Valley, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Archery

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Justin Huish was one of the unlikely stars of the 1996 Olympics. A young competitor (21) in an unknown sport, nobody expected big results from him. His only significant victories at the senior level had come at the 1993 US collegiate championships (not a varsity sport), and the 1995 US Target Championships, and he had only been on the US National Team since 1994. With his baggy pants, backwards cap, sun glasses and ponytail, the laidback youngster defeated all opposition in Atlanta to win gold medals in both the individual and team competitions. This led to a minor popularity boost for the sport – actress Geena Davis picked up the sport and competed in the Olympic Trials for Sydney. But Huish dealt with other issues at that time. Although still competing, in February 2000 he was arrested for the sale and possesion of marijuana to a police informant. Huish resigned his spot on the national team, pleaded "no contest" and was sentenced to 120 days in prison. After he was released, Huish attempted to qualify for the Olympics in 2004, but failed.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery Men's Individual United States USA 1 Gold
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery Men's Team United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH 10s 9s
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States Final Round Match 1-2 1 1996-08-01 Huish (USA) 112, Petersson (SWE) 107 112
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1996-08-01 Huish (USA) 112, Vermeiren (BEL) 103 112
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1996-08-01 Huish (USA) 112, Frangilli (ITA) 112 112
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States Round Three Match #2 1 Huish (USA) 169, Hsieh (TPE) 162 169
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States Round Two Match #4 1 Huish (USA) 166, Hardinges (GBR) 155 166
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States Round One Match #8 1 Huish (USA) 165, Martynov (KAZ) 157 165
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States Ranking Round 9 1996-07-28 670 72 29 37
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States Ranking Round 1st Half 10 1996-07-28 336
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States Ranking Round 2nd Half 14 1996-07-28 334

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States USA Final Round Match 1-2 1 1996-08-02 USA 251, KOR 249
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1996-08-02 USA 251, ITA 247
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1996-08-02 USA 251, UKR 240
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States USA Round One Match #5 1 1996-08-02 USA 251, IND 235
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States USA Ranking Round 3 1996-07-28 670
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States USA Ranking Round 1st Half 3 1996-07-28 336
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Archery United States USA Ranking Round 2nd Half 2T 1996-07-28 334