The most decorated archer in Olympic history is Hubert Van Innis of Belgium who competed in 19, winning six gold and three silver medals.Brady Ellison of the United States celebrates winning a bronze medal in the Men's Individual Round on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The multiple-Olympic medalist made history in the Winter Olympic sport in 2010 when he won the U. its first gold in the 4-man bobsled event since 1948.
That will be a leap for the athlete, who earned Team USA’s highest ever finish in the Winter Olympic sport with eighth place in the men’s 20-kilometer during the Sochi Olympics in 2014. Meyers Taylor was the first American woman to ever win a bobsled world championship in 2015.
The two-time Olympic medalist has also advanced gender equality in the sport.
John Shuster of United States looks on during the Curling Men's Round Robin match on day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
Paul Gilham—Getty Images Team USA is hoping to return to the podium after a more-than-decade-long curling drought.
This made their bows shorter and more powerful, making them easier to handle for an archer on horseback.
Archery was the favourite sport of the Egyptian pharaohs during the 18th dynasty (1567-1320 BC).In 1200 BC the Hittites and Assyrians shot their bows from chariots, becoming fearsome opponents in battle.They made their bows with tendon, horn and wood and also developed a new re-curved shape.They are 2017 world bronze medalists and two-time U. champions in ice dance hoping to follow Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s historic gold in Sochi in 2014. Gus Kenworthy, who earned silver in 2014’s slopestyle. 25NBC Sports that success in Pyeonchang means “a gold medal.” As for Team USA’s rivalry with Canada, Decker says, “Though some of us may be friends off the ice, we are not friends on the ice.”" data-reactid="135"Brianna Decker, currently Team USA’s top scorer, recently told NBC Sports that success in Pyeonchang means “a gold medal.” As for Team USA’s rivalry with Canada, Decker says, “Though some of us may be friends off the ice, we are not friends on the ice.”Members of Team USA’s men’s and women’s long track speedskating teams aim to get on the podium in 2018.Gus Kenworthy competes in the final round of the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup 2017 Men's Ski Halfpipe during The Toyota U. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain on December 17, 2016 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Kenworthy has landed on the podium for the halfpipe in international competition as well, including a halfpipe win during his 2015-16 season at the U. Grand Prix." data-reactid="118"The halfpipe and slopestyle skiing events, a sport new to the Winter Olympics in 2014, will have a number of Team USA athletes to watch — particularly Gus Kenworthy, who earned silver in 2014’s slopestyle. Kenworthy’s life off the slopes has also broken new ground. Brittany Bowe is making a comeback in the Winter Olympic sport after suffering a concussion that kept her off the ice for months. stronghold in the Winter Games, with returning athletes including four-time Olympic medalist Shani Davis, Olympic bronze medalist Mitch Whitmmore and 2016-17 Grand World Cup champion Heather Bergsma.She has competed in the 4-man event with three male brakemen, a first for the Winter Olympic sport that had required women to race only two-person sleds.