Name: Taylor Farmer
Sport: Shooting
Discipline(s): Rifle Shooting
Event(s): R2 - Women's 10-meter Air Rifle SH1, R3 - 10-meter Air Rifle Prone, R6 - 50-meter Rifle Prone SH1, R8 - Women's 50-meter Rifle 3 Positions SH1
Classification: SH1
Height: 5-2
DOB: 12/28/1998
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio
Hometown: Castalia, Ohio
High School: Margaretta High School (Castalia, Ohio) ‘16
Coach(es): Armando Ayala, Greg Drown
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 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)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 15th (R2 10-meter air rifle standing SH1, R8 50-meter rifle 3 positions SH1), 19th (R3 10-meter air rifle prone)
  • Years of participation: 2018, 2019
  • Top Finish: 2018 – 14th (R2 10-meter air rifle standing SH1)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 USA Shooting Paralympic Athlete of the Year
  • 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup, 3rd - SH1 Women’s 10-meter Air Rifle
  • 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup, 3rd - SH1 Women’s 50-meter Three-Position Rifle
  • 2017 World Shooting Para Shooting World Cup, 4th
Personal: Daughter of Dennis and Princetta...Has one older brother, Tyler...Was born with cerebral palsy...Had never shot a firearm before joining her father at the range and shot her first pistol in 2012...She 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, Farmer picked up air rifle and met Greg Drown, a former captain of the Ohio State University Rifle Team, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis later in life and began competing in Para shooting sports...In 2017, just a year after graduating high school, Farmer was named to the national team and in 2018, she moved to Colorado Springs to train at the Olympic & 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 at the World Championships in 2019 and Tokyo 2020 will be her first Paralympic Games experience.