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Denise Parker

Full name: Denise Parker (Knudson-, -Smith)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: December 12, 1973 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Archery

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Denise Parker was an archery prodigy who competed at three Olympic Games for the United States – 1988, 1992, and 2000 – and she was only 14-years-old when competing at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Through 2016 she remained the youngest ever Olympic archer. She started shooting arrows at age 10 and won her first state title one year later. She actually competed at the 1987 Pan American Games at age 13, winning golds in both individual and team. She would compete again at the Pan Ams in 1991, 1995, and 1999, eventually winning 15 medals, 12 of them gold, both Pan Am records for an archer. Despite her excellence as a youth, Parker also played soccer, basketball, and softball in high school.

After missing the 1996 Olympic team, Parker left the sport for two years, but returned in 1998 and made it to the Sydney Olympics, but had her worst individual Olympic finish. After the 2000 Olympics she entered archery administration, first working in public relations for the sport, but she eventually became CEO of USA Archery in 2009.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery Women's Individual United States USA 21
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery Women's Team United States USA 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery Women's Individual United States USA 5
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery Women's Team United States USA 8
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Archery Women's Individual United States USA 44
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Archery Women's Team United States USA 5

Women's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH 10s 9s
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States Ranking Round 11 1988-09-27 1,263 144 36 60
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States Ranking Round 30 metres 33T 1988-09-27 335
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States Ranking Round 50 metres 10 1988-09-27 313
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States Ranking Round 60 metres 13T 1988-09-27 310
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States Ranking Round 70 metres 10 1988-09-27 305
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States Round One 21 1988-09-28 298 36 6 10
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States Round One 30 metres 10T 1988-09-28 84
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States Round One 50 metres 23T 1988-09-28 64
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States Round One 60 metres 10T 1988-09-28 77
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States Round One 70 metres 20T 1988-09-28 73
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1992-08-02 Valeeva (EUN) 107, Parker (USA) 105 105
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States Round Two Match #3 1 1992-08-02 Parker (USA) 105, Nasaridze-Çakir (TUR) 100 105
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States Round One Match #5 1 1992-08-02 Parker (USA) 108, Öktem (TUR) 95 108
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States Ranking Round 5 1992-07-31 1,333 144 60 65
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States Ranking Round 30 metres 6T 1992-07-31 349
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States Ranking Round 50 metres 11T 1992-07-31 325
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States Ranking Round 60 metres 10T 1992-07-31 331
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States Ranking Round 70 metres 4 1992-07-31 328
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Archery United States Round One Match #23 2 2000-09-17 Scavotto (USA) 162, Parker (USA) 152 152
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Archery United States Ranking Round 43 2000-09-16 619 72 11 1
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Archery United States Ranking Round 1st Half 52 2000-09-16 305
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Archery United States Ranking Round 2nd Half 36 2000-09-16 314

Women's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH 10s 9s
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States USA Ranking Round 4 1988-09-27 1,263
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States USA Ranking Round 30 metres 5T 1988-09-27 335
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States USA Ranking Round 50 metres 4 1988-09-27 313
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States USA Ranking Round 60 metres 4T 1988-09-27 310
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States USA Ranking Round 70 metres 4 1988-09-27 305
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States USA Semi-Finals 2 1988-09-28
1988 Summer 14 Seoul Archery United States USA Final Round 3 1988-10-01
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1992-08-04 FRA 234, USA 225
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States USA Round One Match #4 1 1992-08-04 USA 235, HUN 222
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States USA Ranking Round 4 1992-07-31 1,333 144 60 65
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States USA Ranking Round 30 metres 4 1992-07-31 349
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States USA Ranking Round 50 metres 3T 1992-07-31 325
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States USA Ranking Round 60 metres 11 1992-07-31 331
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Archery United States USA Ranking Round 70 metres 3 1992-07-31 328
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Archery United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 2000-09-21 KOR 252, USA 240
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Archery United States USA Round One Match #2 1 2000-09-21 USA 242, SWE 230
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Archery United States USA Ranking Round 9 2000-09-16 619
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