Taylor Farmer

Para Rifle

Date of birth:

12/28/1998

Hometown:

Castalia, Ohio

Olympic Experience:

  • 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

Biography:

Taylor Farmer had never fired a gun before joining her father at the range to shoot her first pistol in 2012. She then took up pistol shooting at her local gun club where she says she would not leave until she shot all 500 rounds out of the box. Three years later, she picked up air rifle and soon began competing. Through this journey, she met Greg Drown, a former standout and captain of the Ohio State University Rifle Team who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis later in life and began competing in para shooting sports from a wheelchair. In 2017, just a year after graduating high school, Taylor was named to the National Team and in 2018, she moved to Colorado Springs to train at the Olympic and Paralympic Training Center as a resident athlete. That same year, she was named the USA Shooting Paralympic Athlete of the Year.

Taylor won a U.S. quota with her 2nd place finish at the World Championships in 2019 and Tokyo 2020 will be her first Paralympic Games experience.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, 14th (R2 women's 10-meter air rifle, R8 women's 50-meter rifle 3 positions), 26th (mixed 50-meter rifle prone), 32nd (mixed 10-meter air rifle prone)
  • 2018 USA Shooting Paralympic Athlete of the Year
  • 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup Bronze Medalist (R2- Women's 10m Air Rifle SH1)
  • 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup Bronze Medalist (R8- Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1)
  • 2017 World Shooting Para Shooting World Cup, 4th