1984 Summer Olympics

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XXIII Olympiad
Host City Los Angeles
Motto Play a Part in History
Venue El Dorado Park
Opening 28 July 1984
Closing 12 August 1984

Archery at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held at El Dorado Park in Long Beach and was contested in the same format used since 1972. There were two events: men's individual and women's individual. Neroli Fairhall from New Zealand, who came 35th in the Women's individual event, was the first paraplegic athlete to compete at the Olympic Games.

The 1984 Games were boycotted by a total of fourteen Eastern Bloc countries, including the Soviet Union and East Germany,

Competition format


Points were in a format called the double FITA round, which included 288 arrows shot over four days at four different distances: 70 meters, 60 meters, 50 meters, 30 meters for women; 90 meters, 70 meters, 50 meters, 30 meters for men. It was the fourth, and last, time that the format was used in Olympic competition.


Men's Individual

Medal Archer Representing
GoldGold Darrell Pace  USA USA-L.png
SilverSilver Richard McKinney  USA USA-L.png
BronzeBronze Hiroshi Yamamoto  Japan JPN-L.png

Women's Individual

Medal Archer Representing
GoldGold Seo Hyang-soon  South Korea KOR-L.png
SilverSilver Li Lingjuan  China CHN-L.png
BronzeBronze Kim Jin-ho  South Korea KOR-L.png

See also

1984 Summer Paralympics