At the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, Lindsey Carmichael set a world record in the ranking round, but was unable to carry her momentum to the medal stand. Carmichael was determined not to let that happen again, and at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, Carmichael made the jump to the podium, winning a bronze medal in the women's individual recurve - standing.

Carmichael has McCune Albright Syndrome, which is a bone disease contracted at birth, consisting of soft lesions, or weak spots, in the bones. She has been competing in archery since 1998, but didn’t take on Paralympic competition until 2003. In the summer of 2006, she represented the U.S. at the World University Archery Championships in Vinicne, Slovakia. She finished the year ranked eighth among all able-bodied U.S. adult female recurve archers and ended 2007 ranked fourth in the world in her division among Paralympic archers.

Carmichael lives with her family in the Austin, Texas area.

Major Achievements:

  • 2008: Bronze medal, Women's Individual Recurve - Standing - Paralympic Games, Beijing, China.
  • 2007: 15th place, AR3 Recurve - IPC Archery World Championships, Cheongju, Korea
  • 2006: Member of World Collegiate Archery Team - Vinicne, Slovakia
  • 2004: Sixth place - Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
  • 2004: World record, ranking round - Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
  • 2003: Fourth place - IPC Archery World Championships, Madrid, Spain
  • 2002: First place, AR3 Standing Recurve - National Target Championships
  • 1999-2001: Texas State Outdoor Champion