Alec Potts made history at the 2016 Summer Olympics by winning the country’s first ever medal with a bronze in the men’s team recurve. Potts recorded 666 points, 37 perfect tens, and 13 bull’s eyes to take the 20th seed heading to the knockout draw from the classification round, along with his team’s cumulative score of 2,005. Sitting at fourth to move directly through the quarterfinals in the men’s team recurve, Alec and his teammates confidently beat the Frenchmen with a 5–3 for the semi-finals, before they were soundly beaten by the tournament favourites South Korea in straight sets (0–6). Bouncing back from their semi-final loss, the Australian trio held off a late reaction from China in the bronze medal match (6–2) to secure the country’s first ever Olympic podium finish in a team archery event.
Alec has been fortunate enough to have support from Sport Australia Hall of Fame Member Simon Fairweather. Since 2012 Simon has been an invaluable asset in Alec’s progression within the sport.
Alec now runs an Indoor Archery Range/Shop in Seaford, Victoria known as Eliza Archery, where he hopes to introduce more people to Archery and guide other young archers through the challenges of elite sport.
Last updated 17/07/2020