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Luann Ryon

Full name: Luann Marie Ryon
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: January 13, 1953 in Long Beach, California, United States
Affiliations: State Archers of California
Country: USA United States
Sport: Archery

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Luann Ryon won a surprising gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in women’s archery. At the time she was only 23-years-old, young for the sport at that time, and had only entered one US Championship until she won the 1976 Olympic Trials. Luann Ryon entered Riverside Community College in the fall of 1971, and enrolled in an archery class because all of the tennis classes were full, later winning the 1974 intercollegiate title. Ryon proved her Olympic gold was not a fluke by winning the 1977 World Championships and leading the United States to the team title, the last time (prior to 2015) the US won that title. Ryon also competed at the 1983 Pan American Games, winning gold medals in the team event and individual 30 metres, adding silver in the individual 50 metres. She placed third in the individual FITA Double Round, but did not get a bronze medal as the US finished 1-2 and in 1983 teams could not sweep medals in individual events at the Pan Ams.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery Women's Individual United States USA 1 Gold OR

Women's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Final Standings 1 1976-07-27 2,499
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Total 30 metres 2 1976-07-27 678
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Total 50 metres 1 1976-07-27 618
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Total 70 metres 2 1976-07-27 625
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Total 90 metres 5 1976-07-27 578
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Round One 1 1976-07-27 1,217
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Round One 30 metres 4T 1976-07-27 333
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Round One 50 metres 1 1976-07-27 307
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Round One 60 metres 2 1976-07-27 301
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Round One 70 metres 10T 1976-07-27 276
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Round Two 1 1976-07-29 1,282
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Round Two 30 metres 2 1976-07-29 345
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Round Two 50 metres 1 1976-07-29 311
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Round Two 60 metres 2 1976-07-29 324
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Archery United States Round Two 70 metres 1 1976-07-29 302
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