Khatuna Lorig: No.1 Women Archer in US Reveals her Success Mantra

Khatuna Lorig presently ranked No.1 women Archer in US. Won Silver at 2013 Archery World Championships for the Mixed team and winner of gold at Easton Foundation Gator Cup. Selected by Glamour Magazine as one of the “7 Female 2012 Summer Olympians Who blow Our Minds”.

Khatuna Lorig was born on 1st January 1974 in Tbilisi Georgia as Khatuna Kvrivichvili . She is an American archer of Georgian origin. She has used at least 3 different last names while competing in and representing various different countries.

Khatuna Kvrivichvili, CCCP(part of the Unified Team) at Barcelona 1992. At the age of 18, she won the bronze medal. Khatuna Lorigi, while competing for Georgia in the Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000) Olympic games. Khatuna Lorig, from 2004 when she was unable to participate in the Olympic Games in Athens because of citizenship issues. At the age of 38 she started in the USA team at the London Olympics.

Lorig earned individual bronze and team gold medals at the 1990 European Championships in Barcelona competing for the Soviet Union. She also earned individual and team gold medals at the 1992 European Championships in Malta.

Lorig earned a bronze medal in women’s team competing for the Unified Team at the 1992 Olympics. Lorig went on to compete for Georgia at the 1996 Olympics, and the 2000 Olympics as Khatuna Lorigi. Lorig became a naturalized U.S. citizen and qualified to compete in the women’s individual archery event at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. There Lorig finished her ranking round with a total of 635 points. This gave her the 26th seed for the final competition bracket in which she faced Virginie Arnold in the first round, beating the archer from France with 107-105. In the second round she was too strong for Alison Williamson with 112-109 and via Ana Rendon (107-95) she achieved her place in the quarter final. There she was unable to beat eventual bronze medalist Yun Ok-Hee who won the match with 111-105.

She taught actress Jennifer Lawrence how to shoot with a recurve bow for the 2012 film The Hunger Games.

Achievements of Khatuna Lorig:

  • 2008 Olympics – Flag barrier on closing ceremony.
  • 2012 Hunger games Archery coach for actress Jennifer Lawrence
  • 2012 Glamour Magazine “7 Female 2012 Summer Olympians Who blow Our Minds”.
  • 2013 E! Entertainment “Pre OSCAR Countdown LIVE, Archery meets Academy Awards”

Athletic Achievements

  • 2013 – SoCal Shootout 9th place individual
  • 2013 – WC stage 2, Antalya, Turkey 6th place mix team | 10th individual
  • 2013 – Easton Foundation Gator Cup 1st place individual
  • 2013 – World Trials 1st place
  • 2013 – WC stage 1, Shanghai, P.R. China 1st place mix team | 17th individual
  • 2013 – Texas Shoot Out 6th place.
  • 2013 – AAE AZ cup Phoenix, AZ. individual 2nd, women’s team 2nd.
  • 2012 – Olympic games 4th place London, UK.
  • 2012 – Olympic games 6th place (women’s team) London UK.
  • 2012 – US nationals, individual 1st place
  • 2012 – Final qualification tournament for Olympics, Ogden, USA . 2012 1st place women’s team.
  • 2011 – WC stage 4, Shanghai, P.R. China 1st place mix team. 5th women’s team, individual 9th.
  • 2011 – WC stage 2 Antalya, TUR. 2nd place women’s team. Individual 8th.
  • 2011 – World archery championship, Torino Italy. individual 9th. Women’s team 9th.
  • 2011 – WC stage 1 Porec, Croatia. Mix team 2nd, women’s team 9th individual 33rd place.
  • 2011 – AAE AZ cup Phoenix, AZ. individual 1st, Mix team 2nd, women’s team 1st.
  • 2010 – Pan American championship Guadalajara, MEX women’s team 2nd, individual 3rd, mix team 1st.
  • 2010 – WC stage 4, Shanghai, China. mix team 2nd,women’s team 9th, individual 5th.
  • 2010 – WC stage 3 Ogden, USA. women’s team 9th, mix team 5th, individual 17th.
  • 2010 – WC stage 2 Antalya, TUR. Women’s team 3rd, individual 17th.
  • 2010 – WC stage 1 Porec, Croatia. women’s team 9th, individual 33rd.
  • 2010 – AAE AZ Cup Phoenix, USA. women’s team 1st, individual 7th.
  • 2009 – World Championship Ulsan, Korea. individual 28th, Team 9th.
  • 2009 – AAE AZ Cup Phoenix, USA. individual 3rd
  • 2009 – WC stage 1 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. individual 20th, Team 7th.
  • 2008 – Olympic Games, Beijing, China. individual 5th place.
  • 2008 – WC stage 4 Boe, France. individual 20th, Team 5th place
  • 2008 – WC stage 3 Antalya, TUR. individual 48th
  • 2008 – AAE AZ cup Phoenix, USA. Individual 3rd.
  • 2007 – Olympic festival Ciudad Merliot, El Salvador. individual 5th place
  • 2007 – Good Luck Beijing, Beijing, China. Individual 7th, Team 3rd place
  • 2007 – WC stage 2 Varese, Italy. individual 35th, Team 8th place.
  • 2007 – AAE AZ Cup Phoenix, USA. individual 2nd place.
  • 2007 – III Copa Merengue Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. individual 2nd place.
  • 2006 – Pan American Championship, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. individual 8th, Team 3rd. place.
  • 2006 – US Nationals /US grand Prix, Colorado Springs, USA. 3rd place.
  • 2006 – WC Stage 2, Antalya, TUR. team 6th place. individual 56.
  • 2005 – 43rd World archery championship, Madrid, Spain. Individual 12th place, Team 12th place.
  • 2000 – Olympic games, Sydney, AUS. Individual 46th. competed for Republic of Georgia.
  • 2000 – AAE AZ Cup Phoenix, USA. individual 6th place.
  • 1992 – Olympic games, Barcelona. Individual 46th. competed for Unified Team. Team 3rd place.

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