Archery at the 1988 Summer Olympics

Four events were contested in archery at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. These events included team competitions for the first time in modern Olympic archery. Men's and women's individual competitions continued to be part of the schedule as well.[1]

Archery
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Archery pictogram.svg
VenueHwarang Archery Field
Dates27 September – 1 October
No. of events4 (2 men, 2 women)
Competitors146 from 41 nations
← 1984
1992 →

The format for the individual competition was altered for the first time since the 1972 Summer Olympics. In Seoul, instead of all archers using the double FITA round to determine rankings, a sort of elimination plan was introduced. Each archer shot a single FITA round to determine initial rankings. Most archers were cut from the competition after this, with only 24 advancing. These archers then shot one-fourth the number of arrows normal for a FITA round, with these scores being used to drop more archers. This process was repeated until only 8 archers finished the fourth segment of the second round.

Competition FormatEdit

IndividualEdit

84 archers competed in the men's individual competition while 62 competed in the women's event with a maximum of 3 athletes from each country in each event. A preliminary ranking round was held where each archer shot a single FITA round. The top 24 ranked archers from the preliminary round advanced to eighth-final. In this round archers shot one-fourth the number of arrows normal for a FITA round with the top 18 advancing to the quarterfinals. The top 12 archers from the quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals where only the top 8 advanced to the final.

TeamEdit

Each country that had three archers in the individual competition may also compete in the team competition. In the first round the archers shot a single FITA round with the top 12 teams advancing to the semifinal. The top 8 teams from the semifinal advanced to the final.

Medal summaryEdit

EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
details
Jay Barrs
  United States
Park Sung-soo
  South Korea
Vladimir Yesheyev
  Soviet Union
Men's team
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Chun In-soo
Lee Han-sup
Park Sung-soo
  United States (USA)
Jay Barrs
Richard McKinney
Darrell Pace
  Great Britain (GBR)
Steven Hallard
Richard Priestman
Leroy Watson
Women's individual
details
Kim Soo-nyung
  South Korea
Wang Hee-kyung
  South Korea
Yun Young-sook
  South Korea
Women's team
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Kim Soo-nyung
Wang Hee-kyung
Yun Young-sook
  Indonesia (INA)
Lilies Handayani
Nurfitriyana Saiman
Kusuma Wardhani
  United States (USA)
Deborah Ochs
Denise Parker
Melanie Skillman

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Korea (KOR)3216
2  United States (USA)1113
3  Indonesia (INA)0101
4  Great Britain (GBR)0011
  Soviet Union (URS)0011
Totals (5 nations)44412

Participating nationsEdit

Nation Men's Individual Men's Team Women's Individual Women's Team Total
  Argentina 2 0 0 0 2
  Australia 3 X 0 0 3
  Belgium 3 X 0 0 3
  Bhutan 3 X 0 0 3
  Brazil 2 0 0 0 2
  Canada 3 X 1 0 4
  China 3 X 3 X 6
  Chinese Taipei 3 X 3 X 6
  Denmark 3 X 0 0 3
  Finland 3 X 3 X 6
  France 3 X 3 X 6
  Great Britain 3 X 3 X 6
  Hong Kong 2 0 1 0 3
  India 3 X 0 0 3
  Indonesia 1 0 3 X 4
  Ireland 2 0 1 0 3
  Italy 3 X 0 0 3
  Japan 3 X 3 X 6
  Jordan 0 0 1 0 1
  Luxembourg 0 0 1 0 1
  Malta 0 0 1 0 1
  Mexico 3 X 1 0 4
  Monaco 1 0 0 0 1
  Mongolia 0 0 3 X 3
  Netherlands 1 0 2 0 3
  New Zealand 0 0 1 0 1
  Philippines 1 0 1 0 2
  Poland 0 0 3 X 3
  Portugal 2 0 1 0 3
  Puerto Rico 1 0 1 0 2
  Saudi Arabia 2 0 0 0 2
  Solomon Islands 1 0 0 0 1
  South Korea 3 X 3 X 6
  Soviet Union 3 X 3 X 6
  Spain 3 X 1 0 4
  Sweden 3 X 3 X 6
  Switzerland 0 0 2 0 2
  Turkey 3 X 3 X 6
  United States 3 X 3 X 6
  West Germany 3 X 3 X 6
  Zimbabwe 3 X 1 0 4
Total athletes 84 66 62 45 146
Total NOCs 34 22 30 15 41

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archery at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.

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