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Best Olympic archery medal hopes
13:11 AEST Wed Jun 27 2012

Leading archery medal hopes for the 2012 Olympics

OH JIN-HYEK (Kor) (men's individual) - Finished second to countryman Kim Woo-Jin at last year's world championships and shapes as the man to beat in London. The men's individual is the only archery gold medal to elude South Korea.

BRADY ELLISON (USA) (men's individual) - Ranked No.1 in the world in 2011 and considered the United States' best hope of winning the Olympic men's title for the first time since 1996.

DENISSE VAN LAMOEN (Chi) (women's individual) - Voted Chile's athlete of the year in 2011 after winning the world title in Turin, Italy.

SOUTH KOREA (men's team) - Won the world championships title last year. The east Asian nation have so much depth that reigning individual world champion Kim Woo-Jin could not even force his way onto the Olympic team.

ITALY (women's team) - Beat India to win gold at last year's world championships, raising hopes they could end Korea's long-time stranglehold on this event at Olympic level.

AUSTRALIANS

TAYLOR WORTH (men's individual) - A member of the Australian team that won gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Finished an impressive sixth at the the recent Olympic qualifying meet in Utah, claiming the scalp of top American Brady Ellison along the way.

ELISA BARNARD (women's individual) - Will make her Olympic debut after being the best-performed Australian woman at the recent Games qualifying meet in Utah.

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