Even his lucky hat didn’t help Roy in ’76

Australian athlete Roy Fowler, in his distinctive hat, competes in the Open Men’s FITA Archery event at the 1976 summer Paralympics. Fowler finished well out of contention in 1976, despite medalling in archery in 1964 and 1972 and at one time being ranked in the top 20 in the world in able-bodied archery. Over his long Paralympic career, he won ten medals across three sports. Libby Richards (later Kosmala) did well in the archery but even better in the newly introduced sport of shooting, which takes place indoors and can be considerably more comfortable.