60 seconds with… Mackenzie Brown

22 December 2016
Lausanne (SUI)
Rio 2016 Olympians and Paralympians take on our quick-fire question challenge!

This week, it’s… Mackenzie Brown, the 21-year-old girl on fire.

The US Olympian was still a junior in 2015. She won the silver medal at the Youth World Championships in Yankton that year.

At Rio 2016, Brown was the lone woman representing her nation, as she won the USA's Olympic team trials and the recurve women missed the team quota for the Games.

Seeded 19th in Brazil, she passed through the first round but tripped against Tripartite athlete from Myanmar Htwe San Yu, 51st after qualification.

1. What was your favourite toy as a kid?

It was probably my scooter or my bicycle.

I loved playing with other kids in my neighborhood.

2. If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?

I would probably choose to have the superpower of flying.

It would make it way easier to travel to tournaments...

3. What is your biggest strength in archery?

I believe my biggest strength in archery is my will to win, and my mental game.

4. Who is your sport model?

One of my archery role models is Jennifer (Nichols) Hardy.

She represented our country well in archery and is inspirational in her faith.

5. If you were to design your own bow, what would you call it?

If I designed my own bow it would probably be called the Mack Shot!

6. How much weight on your stabilisers?

I have 6oz on each side rod and 8oz on my long rod.

7. Any equipment you change in the wind and/or rain?

I don’t really change any of my equipment for weather, but I do always pack rain gear in my bow case.

8. What did you enjoy most in Rio?

I think I enjoyed the whole atmosphere and attitude that we, the Olympians, created and for the respect and love for sport.

9. Do you have a dream?

I have a dream to win an Olympic medal, and then to become a coach later on.

10. Will you use fat or thin arrows for indoors?

For the indoor season, I usually shoot my X10s.