2012 Summer Olympics

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XXX Olympiad
Host City London
United Kingdom GBR-L.png
Motto Inspire a Generation
Venue Lord's Cricket Ground
Opening 27 July 2012
Closing 12 August 2012

The archery events at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were held over an eight-day period from 27 July to 3 August. Four events took place, all being staged at Lord's Cricket Ground in front of temporary stands built to accommodate up to 6,500 spectators.

South Korea was the most successful nation, topping the medal table with three golds and four medals in total.

Competition format

A total of 128 athletes competed across the four events: the men's individual, women's individual, men's team, and women's team.[1]

All four events were recurve archery events, held under the FITA-approved 70-metre distance and rules. The competition started with an initial ranking round involving all 64 archers of each gender. Each archer shot a total of 72 arrows to be seeded from 1–64 according to their score.

The ranking round was also used to seed the teams from 1 to 12, by aggregating the individual scores for the members of each team.

Each event was then played in a single-elimination tournament format, except for the semi-final losers, who played-off to decide the bronze medal winner.

Individual events

In the individual events, all 64 competitors entered the competition at the first round, the round of 64. The draw was seeded according to the result of the ranking round so the first seed shot against the 64th seed in the first round.

Each match was the best-of-five sets, with three arrows per set. The winner of each set received two points, and if the scores in the set were tied then each archer received one point. If at the end of five sets the score was tied at 5–5, a single arrow shoot-off would be held and the closest to the centre would be declared the winner.

Team events

In the team events, the top four seeded teams from the ranking round received a bye to the quarter-final. The remaining eight teams, seeded 5th to 12th, competed for the remaining four places in the quarter-finals.

Each match consisted of 24 arrows from each team (eight from each team member) and the team with the highest score progressed. In the event of scores being tied, a three-arrow shoot-off would take place.


Men's Individual

Medal Archer Representing
GoldGold Oh Jin-hyek South Korea KOR-L.png
SilverSilver Takaharu Furukawa  Japan JPN-L.png
BronzeBronze Dai Xiaoxiang  China CHN-L.png

Women's Individual

Medal Archer Representing
GoldGold Ki Bo-Bae South Korea KOR-L.png
SilverSilver Aída Román  Mexico MEX-L.png
BronzeBronze Mariana Avitia  Mexico MEX-L.png

Men's Team

Medal Team Comprising
GoldGold Italy ITA-L.png Michele Frangilli
Marco Galiazzo
Mauro Nespoli
SilverSilver United States of America USA-L.png Brady Ellison
Jake Kaminski
Jacob Wukie
BronzeBronze Republic of Korea KOR-L.png Im Dong-hyun
Kim Bub-min
Oh Jin-hyek

Women's Team

Medal Team Comprising
GoldGold Republic of Korea KOR-L.png Choi Hyeon-ju
Ki Bo-bae
Lee Sung-jin
SilverSilver China CHN-L.png Cheng Ming
Fang Yuting
Xu Jing
BronzeBronze Japan JPN-L.png Ren Hayakawa
Miki Kanie
Kaori Kawanaka

See also

2012 Summer Paralympics