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Justin Huish

Justin Huish (born January 9, 1975 in Fountain Valley, California) is an internationally known American archer. Growing up, his parents ran an archery pro shop, but Huish did not take up shooting until he was 14. He practiced by standing on a neighbor's lawn and shooting arrows across the street, through the front door of the garage, through the back door of the garage, and into a target in his backyard. When he was 15, he won his first local tournament. He made the U.S. archery team at 18.

Huish won gold medals in the men's individual and team competitions at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He had a somewhat dramatic appearance, with wraparound shades, a backward baseball cap, a ponytail, and an earring. His performance was later credited with encouraging Geena Davis to take up archery.

Huish earned a spot to compete at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, but he was arrested on February 15, 2000, and charged with possession of marijuana for sale. He subsequently resigned his place on the Olympic team and was replaced by Rod White. Huish pleaded no contest in May 2001 and was sentenced to 120 days in jail, serving about three months of that in a work furlough program.

He tried out for the 2004 Olympics but failed to make the U.S. team.


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