Archery at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's individual
This article may be too long to read and navigate comfortably. (October 2019)
The women's individual archery event at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 5 August to 13 August at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One of four archery events as part of the 2016 Olympic catalogue of sports, it was the fourteenth time a women's individual competition was contested as a discipline at the Olympic Games. Forty different nations qualified for the event, sending a total of sixty-four archers to compete. The defending Olympic champion was Ki Bo-bae of South Korea.
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
|Venue||Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí|
|Date||5–11 August 2016|
|Competitors||64 from 40 nations|
South Korea's three archers were tipped for success, the nation having won all but one of the event's gold medals since the 1984 Summer Olympics. Ki and her South Korean teammates Choi Mi-sun and Chang Hye-jin dominated the initial ranking round and secured the top three seeds for the elimination rounds, entering the knockout phase having also won gold medal in the women's team event. Choi, who entered ranked as the world's number one archer, was however eliminated in the quarter-finals by Alejandra Valencia of Mexico; world number two Tan Ya-ting of Chinese Taipei, another favourite for the gold medal, also fell at the same stage. Chang defeated Ki in the semi-finals, contesting the final with Germany's Lisa Unruh. Chang emerged victorious, winning her second gold medal of the Games, while Ki prevailed over Valencia in the bronze medal match, securing her fourth career Olympic medal.
Chang's gold medal victory continued South Korea's near-domination of the event. Archery became South Korea's most successful Olympic discipline, while Unruh's silver medal gave Germany its first Olympic archery medal in sixteen years.
- 1 Background
- 2 Qualification
- 3 Format
- 4 Report
- 5 Records
- 6 Results
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The women's individual event has been held as part of every Summer Olympics archery programme since the reintroduction of the sport at the 1972 Games in Munich; individual competitions for women had also previously been held at the 1904 and 1908 Summer Olympics. Heading into the Rio 2016 event archers from South Korea had been the most successful overall with seven gold medal victories, success coming particularly from the 1984 Summer Olympics onwards. The United States were ranked second in number of gold medals with four, with Great Britain, the Soviet Union and China having won one apiece.
At the previous Olympic Games held at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, Ki Bo-bae won the gold medal, reclaiming the Olympic title for South Korea after Zhang Juanjuan's victory on home soil at the 2008 Beijing Olympics interrupted a six-time winning streak for South Korea in the women's individual discipline. Ki had narrowly defeated Mexico's Aída Román in a one-arrow shoot-off in the final, earning her a second Olympic gold medal following victory in the women's team event four days earlier. Román and her Mexican teammate Mariana Avitia, who had defeated Khatuna Lorig of the United States in the bronze medal match, became Mexico's first ever Olympic medal-winners in archery.
An official test event, the Aquece Rio International Archery Challenge, was held over eight days at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí in September 2015. The purpose of the event was to evaluate the venue's preparations and give archers and coaches the chance to familiarise themselves with the location and schedule ahead of the Games the following year. South Korea's Choi Mi-sun emerged victorious in the women's individual event by defeating Tan Ya-ting of Chinese Taipei in the final, with Mackenzie Brown of the United States third and Japan's Kaori Kawanaka finishing in fourth.
Sixty-four places were available for the event with each National Olympic Committee (NOC) represented by a maximum of three archers. Thirty-three of these places were open for the eleven nations qualifying for the Olympic women's team event, the 2015 World Archery Championships' women's team recurve event held in Copenhagen acting as the primary qualifying tournament in awarding twenty-four places. Eight nations - China, Colombia, Georgia, India, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, and Russia - secured the maximum berth of archers as the highest-placed teams. The remaining three team entries were decided at the Final Qualification Tournament held as part of the third stage of the 2016 Archery World Cup in Antalya, with Italy, Chinese Taipei, and Ukraine securing the final three-woman positions. As the host of the 2016 Olympics, Brazil automatically qualified three places as the twelfth team nation.
The NOCs that were unsuccessful in winning a three-member team entry were each limited to qualifying one archer. Of the twenty-eight remaining qualification positions, eight were awarded to the NOCs of the highest-ranked archers at the 2015 World Archery Championships women's individual recurve event, fourteen to those at a series of qualifying tournaments organised by the continental archery federations, and three to those at the Final Qualification Tournament in Antalya. The final three places were awarded to NOCs that entered fewer than eight athletes in individual disciplines at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, the motivation being seek to increase representation from non-traditional archery nations as well as abiding by the universal representation ethos of the Olympic Charter. The three NOCs selected were Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Myanmar.
With the qualification positions for the Olympic event awarded to the NOCs of the successful archers, rather than the archers themselves, each NOC was free to choose its representatives through its own selection procedure. Defending Olympic champion Ki was chosen alongside Olympic debutants Choi Mi-sun and Chang Hye-jin to head the South Korean squad. The three had placed highest in the Korean national team selection competition which concluded in April 2016, Chang beating Kang Chae-young into third-place having narrowly missed out on Olympic selection four years earlier. Aída Román, the silver medalist from the 2012 Olympics, was joined by Gabriela Bayardo and 2011 Pan American Games champion Alejandra Valencia to spearhead the Mexcian team, with London 2012 bronze medalist Mariana Avitia failing to rank highly enough in the national selection procedure to contest a third Olympic Games.
Several nations selected experienced Olympians. Great Britain's Naomi Folkard and Georgia's Khatuna Narimanidze and Kristine Esebua were all chosen to compete in their fourth Games, while Greece's selection of Evangelia Psarra made her the most experienced Olympian in the field, Psarra contesting her fifth consecutive Olympic Games. The Chinese Taipei team featured one change from its London 2012 trio, Lin Shih-chia joining Tan Ya-ting and Le Chien-ying in what journalist John Stanley described as a "formidable" line-up. Russia too made just one change, retaining Ksenia Perova and Inna Stepanova from their 2012 team and picking Tuyana Dashidorzhieva as their third entrant. Following the publication of the McLaren Report concerning allegations of state-sponsored doping of Russian athletes, the trio were approved and cleared to compete by the World Archery Federation in July 2016 having had no history of using performance-enhancing drugs. India also selected two athletes from its 2012 squad for its three-woman contingent, former youth world champion Deepika Kumari and Laishram Bombayla Devi partnering Olympic newcomer Laxmirani Majhi in the country's latest attempt to secure its first Olympic archery medal. In contrast, Italy's team of three was entirely new, Guendalina Sartori captaining the squad after the retirement of six-time Olympian Natalia Valeeva. Brazil likewise featured three Olympic debutantes in its lineup, the performances Ane Marcelle dos Santos, Sarah Nikitin, and Marina Canetta in the second and third stages of the 2016 Archery World Cup meriting their selection for the host nation.
Australia, Canada, and the United States were among those to send first-time Olympians as their sole representatives. Alice Ingley was promoted from her reserve role at the 2012 Olympics having shown good form at team selection camps, while Mackenzie Brown beat four-time Olympian Khatuna Lorig to victory at the US women's trials to secure her first Olympic berth. Canada nominated Georcy-Stéphanie Picard, who had previously represented her country at the 2015 Pan American Games. Zahra Nemati, the reigning Paralympic champion in the W1/W2 wheelchair discipline, was selected by Iran for her Olympic debut following her silver medal at the 2018 Asian Archery Championships. Nemati entered as the only archer competing in both the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
The women's individual was an outdoor target archery event using recurve bows. Held under World Archery-approved rules, archers shot at a 122 cm-wide target from a distance of 70 metres, each arrow earning between one and ten points depending on how close it landed to the centre of the target. The competition comprised an initial ranking round, five elimination rounds, and two finals matches which decided the winners of the gold, silver, and bronze medals. In the ranking round, which took place on 5 August, each of the 64 archers entering the competition shot a total of 72 arrows. The total score of each archer was used to seed the archers into the following five-round single-elimination tournament, the highest-scoring archer receiving the number one seed. If two or more archers finished with the same total score, the number of arrows shot in the central 10-ring on the target was used as a tie-breaker. If two or more archers were still tied, then the number of arrows shot within the inner-10 ring determined the finishing positions. If the archers still could still not be separated then a disk toss was to be employed to decide the final order.:5
The elimination rounds and medal matches, held over four days from 8 to 11 August, used the Archery Olympic Round set system introduced at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Each match consisted of a maximum of five sets, with archers each shooting three arrows per set. The archer with the best score from their three arrows won the set, earning two set points. The archer with the lowest score in each set received zero set points. If the score was tied, each archer received one set point. The first archer to set six points was declared the winner. If the match was tied at five set points apiece after the maximum five sets were played, each archer shot one more arrow with the one shooting closest to centre of the target winning.
|Day 0||Friday 5 August 2016||13:00||Ranking round|
|Day 3||Monday 8 August 2016||09:00-17:45||1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations|
|Day 4||Tuesday 9 August 2016||09:00-17:45||1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations|
|Day 5||Wednesday 10 August 2016||09:00-18:55||1/32 & 1/16 Eliminations|
|Day 6||Thursday 11 August 2016||09:00-17:10||1/8 Eliminations|
|Bronze medal match|
|Gold medal match|
|All times are Brasília Time (UTC−03:00) |
With South Korea's long-established record of success in the women's individual event, the trio of Ki Bo-bae, Chang Hye-jin, and Choi Mi-sun entered as favourites to challenge for the gold medal. Several commentators, including commentator George Tekmitchov, compound archer Sara Lopez, and World Archery journalist Andrea Vasquez tipped either Ki or Choi claim the Olympic crown, with Jane Zorowitz of NBC predicting that Choi was Ki's biggest obstacle to retaining her Olympic title. Vinica Weiss of Sports Illustrated wrote that all three Korean women had an equal chance of finishing on the podium.
The archers from Chinese Taipei featured in many predictions for medals, with broadcast commentator Carl Arky praising Tan Ya-ting and Lei Chien-ying, commenting that both had the potential to successfully challenge the Korean archers. Arky selected Tan as his favourite for Olympic champion. Zorowitz also listed Tan and Lei as serious medal challengers, and Ki herself was wary of the challenge posed by the Chinese Taipei team.
Peter Rutherford of Reuters suggested that the rising number of archery teams employing Korean coaches would increase the number of contenders for the Olympic crown. Former Olympians Juan René Serrano and Natalia Valeeva picked Aída Román and Deepika Kumari as their respective favourites for the gold medal, with Weiss also listing Ksenia Perova as one of her athletes to watch.
The event began on the afternoon of Friday 5 August with the 72-arrow ranking round. Choi topped the leaderboard with a score of 669 points out of a maximum of 720, beating teammates Chang Hye-jin and Ki Bo-bae who ranked second and third with 666 and 663 points respectively. By earning the top three seeds for the elimination rounds the trio delayed any potential intra-team match-ups until the semi-finals at the earliest. Choi had begun strongly and was on course to surpass Lina Herasymenko's twenty-year-old Olympic record of 673 points before breezy conditions developed mid-way through the round and halted her progress. Speaking afterwards Choi commented that despite the weather she was happy with the performances of both herself and her teammates, saying "[w]e have the best players, we have talent and skill. It’s so windy that people can get overwhelmed, but we (did) well in the end."
Citing a busy schedule, the Indian archers elected to skip the opening ceremony, which took place later in the evening of 5 August, to fully concentrate on the ranking round. Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi Laishram both made promising starts that afternoon, and by the halfway point Kumari was placed fifth and Laishram had risen as high as eighth. Inconsistent shooting from both however saw them fall away from the leaders over the final thirty-six arrows, Kumari concluding the round in 20th place with 640 points, while Laishram finished four places below on 638 points. The Indo-Asian News Service however summarised the Olympic debut of Laxmirani Majhi, the third member of the Indian team, as "disappointing", Mahji ending on 614 points in 43rd place.
In analysing the potential match-ups ahead of the three Italian archers, Michele Cassano of OA Sport was optimistic following Lucilla Boari's seventh-placed finish with 651 points, but was more ambivalent about thirteenth-seed Guendalina Sartori, whose path to the latter stages of the competition included Kumari and Georgia's Kristine Esebua. He however likened Claudia Mandia's path to the circles of hell in Dante's Inferno, the Italian scoring 612 points to finish forty-sixth and entering the elimination rounds in the same bracket as Mackenzie Brown, Finland's Taru Kuoppa, and reigning Olympic champion Ki.
After a two-day break over the weekend, in which the men's and women's team events were contested, the women's individual competition resumed on the morning of Monday, 8 August for the beginning of the elimination rounds. Held concurrently with the same stages of the men's individual competition, the 1/32 and 1/16 eliminations lasted until Wednesday 10 August.
Monday saw Ki in action, the defending champion winning her first two matches without dropping a set to advance to the last sixteen against Myanmar's San Yu Htwe. Hwte, who entered the competition through Myanmar's invitational place and who had finished the ranking round in 51st position, pulled off two surprise results in a row by defeating both fourteenth-seed Taru Kuoppa and nineteenth-seed Mackenzie Brown by seven set points to three, conceding just one set in each match. Ki's opponent in the final at the 2012 Olympics, Aída Román, was however unable to replicate her run from London four years previously, the defending silver medalist falling to Moldova's Alexandra Mîrca in the 1/32 elimination round. Despite being seeded eleven places lower than Mîrca, the Mexican's loss was still regarded as an upset, with Notimex concluding that her performance at the Games fell below expectations. Román cited the wind as her biggest difficulty on a day that saw greater wind gusts than on the previous day.
Seventh-seed Lucilla Boari was another archer who suffered a surprise opening-round defeat on the Monday, losing to the Australian fifty-eighth seed Alice Ingley seven set points to one in the day's afternoon session. Boari's defeat was the second endured by an Italian archer that day, Mandia having earlier succumbed to Brown in the 1/32 elimination round. Francesco Lionetti of the Italian website Sportface blamed the defeats on the mood of disappointment in the Italian camp following the women's team event the day before, with Boari, Mandia, and Sartori having narrowly missed out on a bronze medal against Chinese Taipei. Ingley, who was ranked 329 places lower than the Boari in the World Archery rankings prior to the Games, was herself eliminated later in the day by Brazil's Ane Marcelle dos Santos in the 1/16 elimination round. dos Santos had earlier defeated Saori Nagamine of Japan, breaking down in tears as the home crowd gave her a standing ovation.
The second day of the elimination rounds on Tuesday 9 August saw fewer surprises. Jane Zorowitz of NBC summarised that the day saw "no huge upsets, and for the most part, those whom were believed to move on to the next rounds did." Iran's Zahra Nemati, the sole Paralympian in the competition, had the support of the crowd in her opening bout against Russia's Inna Stepanova, but despite a strong start ultimately lost by six set points to two. Speaking to the media after the match, Nemati described the Olympic competition as a far more stressful experience than that of the Paralympics. Stepanova advanced to meet fellow Russian Ksenia Perova in the 1/16 elimination round, Stepanova defeating her compatriot in the all-Russian tie by seven set points to three to progress into the last sixteen.
The event concluded on 11 August, beginning with the 1/8 elimination round. Brazil's Ane Marcelle dos Santos achieved the host nation's highest ever finish in an Olympic archery competition by reaching the last sixteen, finishing in ninth place in the final standings. Naomi Folkard of Great Britain also achieved a personal best in reaching the quarter-finals for the first time on her fourth attempt. World number one Choi was however not able progress any further than the quarter-finals, losing in straight sets to double Pan American champion and eighth-seed Alejandra Valencia of Mexico in what was considered a major upset. Choi failed to recover after scoring only a five with her first arrow of the match, commenting afterwards that "I couldn't focus on myself today."
Choi's teammates Chang and Ki met in the semifinals. As the defending champion Ki was the favourite to advance in her bid to become the event's first back-to-back gold medalist, but Chang overcame a poor start - which included scoring a three with her second arrow - to win in five sets and progress to the final. Chang was joined in the gold medal match by Lisa Unruh of Germany, the reigning World Archery Indoor Champion. Unruh was a surprise finalist and later admitted she had had a disappointing ranking round in finishing 21st overall. Nevertheless, after three wins in the first three elimination rounds she defied expectations by defeating fourth-seed and world number two Tan Ya-ting in a quarter-final shoot-off before beating Alejandra Valencia in the semi-finals to face off against Chang.
As the two losing semi-finalists, Ki met Valencia in the bronze medal match, the latter shooting for Mexico's first medal of the Games. Ki however prevailed in four sets to earn her fourth career Olympic medal, the second highest tally for a South Korean archer after Kim Soo-nyung's six medals won between 1988 and 2000. Valencia nevertheless earned her highest finishing position in an world competition to date with fourth overall.
In the gold medal final Chang and Unruh each started well, winning one of the opening two sets apiece. Chang won the third set after Unruh faltered by shooting a seven, claiming the fourth set shortly afterwards by scoring two tens and a nine that Unruh could not overcome, earning Chang the victory and her first Olympic medal. The Associated Press praised Chang as a "pillar of consistency" amid wind gusts that made aiming difficult.
Chang's win was her second gold medal of the 2016 Olympics following South Korea's success in the women's team competition earlier in the week; she became the eighth female South Korean archer to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual event. It was also South Korea's third gold medal of the Games and the nation's twenty-second Olympic archery gold medal overall, overtaking the twenty-one gold medals earned in short track speed skating at the Winter Olympics to become the country's most successful Olympic sport. Chang's two gold medals earned her the top female athlete prize at the 2016 Korea Woman Sports Awards.
- 70 metres - 72 arrow ranking round
|World record||Ki Bo-bae (KOR)||686||Gwangju, South Korea||4 July 2015|||
|Olympic record||Lina Herasymenko (UKR)||673||Atlanta, United States||28 July 1996|
The world record score for a 72-arrow round had been improved since the 2012 Summer Olympics, with Ki Bo-bae setting a new record score during the women's individual recurve event at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju. Ki's total of 686 surpassed the previous highest tally set by compatriot Park Sung-hyun by four points, breaking a record that had stood for more than 10 years. The Olympic record score of 673 was set by Ukraine's Lina Herasymenko at the 1996 Summer Olympics and was later matched by Park at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Neither record was broken at the 2016 Olympics.
|1||Choi Mi-sun (KOR)||334||335||669||32||16|
|2||Chang Hye-jin (KOR)||336||330||666||31||7|
|3||Ki Bo-bae (KOR)||329||334||663||33||14|
|4||Tan Ya-ting (TPE)||332||324||656||32||10|
|5||Tuyana Dashidorzhieva (RUS)||322||332||654||32||6|
|6||Wu Jiaxin (CHN)||325||328||653||25||10|
|7||Lucilla Boari (ITA)||325||326||651||27||11|
|8||Alejandra Valencia (MEX)||328||323||651||22||7|
|9||Lin Shih-chia (TPE)||326||325||651||21||6|
|10||Kaori Kawanaka (JPN)||319||331||650||27||7|
|11||Qi Yuhong (CHN)||327||322||649||25||5|
|12||Gabriela Bayardo (MEX)||323||325||648||25||6|
|13||Guendalina Sartori (ITA)||323||325||648||21||9|
|14||Taru Kuoppa (FIN)||316||327||643||24||10|
|15||Kang Un-ju (PRK)||327||316||643||22||8|
|16||Inna Stepanova (RUS)||322||321||643||19||8|
|17||Ksenia Perova (RUS)||315||326||641||24||5|
|18||Ana Rendón (COL)||326||315||641||23||7|
|19||Mackenzie Brown (USA)||321||320||641||22||9|
|20||Deepika Kumari (IND)||329||311||640||24||10|
|21||Lisa Unruh (GER)||315||325||640||24||7|
|22||Alexandra Longová (SVK)||318||322||640||19||8|
|23||Naomi Folkard (GBR)||322||317||639||25||8|
|24||Bombayla Devi Laishram (IND)||327||311||638||23||7|
|25||Yasemin Ecem Anagöz (TUR)||320||318||638||21||6|
|26||Ane Marcelle dos Santos (BRA)||329||308||637||24||7|
|27||Alexandra Mîrca (MDA)||321||315||636||23||8|
|28||Cao Hui (CHN)||325||306||631||16||6|
|29||Anastasia Pavlova (UKR)||319||311||630||24||6|
|30||Veronika Marchenko (UKR)||316||314||630||21||6|
|31||Lidiia Sichenikova (UKR)||319||311||630||21||2|
|32||Adriana Martín (ESP)||315||315||630||17||6|
|33||Le Chien-ying (TPE)||318||307||625||20||7|
|34||Khatuna Narimanidze (GEO)||314||311||625||20||6|
|35||Laura Nurmsalu (EST)||312||313||625||16||6|
|36||Luiza Saidiyeva (KAZ)||316||309||625||12||3|
|37||Olga Senyuk (AZE)||311||312||623||18||3|
|38||Aída Román (MEX)||313||310||623||15||7|
|39||Saori Nagamine (JPN)||313||308||621||18||4|
|40||Karina Lipiarska-Pałka (POL)||308||312||620||10||4|
|41||Laurence Baldauff (AUT)||313||306||619||16||3|
|42||Ika Yuliana Rochmawati (INA)||315||302||617||15||2|
|43||Laxmirani Majhi (IND)||306||308||614||13||3|
|44||Leidys Brito (VEN)||309||305||614||9||3|
|45||Kristine Esebua (GEO)||301||311||612||20||5|
|46||Claudia Mandia (ITA)||307||305||612||19||6|
|47||Christine Bjerendal (SWE)||305||306||611||11||3|
|48||Natalia Sánchez (COL)||314||295||609||16||6|
|49||Zahra Nemati (IRI)||305||304||609||12||4|
|50||Sarah Nikitin (BRA)||305||304||609||11||3|
|51||San Yu Htwe (MYA)||306||302||608||16||8|
|52||Carolina Aguirre (COL)||299||306||605||13||4|
|53||Shamoli Ray (BAN)||303||297||600||11||4|
|54||Marina Canetta (BRA)||303||296||599||14||2|
|55||Evangelia Psarra (GRE)||313||283||596||12||4|
|56||Reem Mansour (EGY)||300||296||596||12||3|
|57||Yuliya Lobzhenidze (GEO)||306||288||594||12||4|
|58||Alice Ingley (AUS)||304||289||593||9||1|
|59||Yuki Hayashi (JPN)||298||293||591||7||5|
|61||Georcy-Stéphanie Picard (CAN)||297||288||585||11||1|
|62||Shehzana Anwar (KEN)||290||289||579||9||2|
|63||Lusitania Tatafu (TGA)||276||283||559||10||3|
|64||Yessica Camilo (DOM)||275||250||525||5||1|
|1/32 eliminations||1/16 eliminations||1/8 eliminations||Quarter-finals|
|1||M-s Choi (KOR)||6||28||27||28|
|64||Y Camilo (DOM)||0||20||23||25|
|1||M-s Choi (KOR)||6||29||28||29||27|
|33||C-y Le (TPE)||2||29||26||28||27|
|33||C-y Le (TPE)||6||25||28||27||27|
|32||A Martín (ESP)||2||27||26||25||26|
|1||M-s Choi (KOR)||7||27||27||28||28||28|
|16||I Stepanova (RUS)||3||26||29||27||28||27|
|17||K Perova (RUS)||6||26||25||28||27||24|
|48||N Sánchez (COL)||4||25||29||19||27||24|
|17||K Perova (RUS)||3||25||27||24||29||26|
|16||I Stepanova (RUS)||7||26||26||30||29||27|
|49||Z Nemati (IRI)||2||21||28||26||26|
|16||I Stepanova (RUS)||6||28||27||28||27|
|1||M-s Choi (KOR)||0||23||26||27|
|8||A Valencia (MEX)||6||25||29||29|
|9||S-c Lin (TPE)||6||28||26||25|
|56||R Mansour (EGY)||0||17||21||17|
|9||S-c Lin (TPE)||2||24||24||27||26|
|24||BD Laishram (IND)||6||27||27||26||28|
|41||L Baldauff (AUT)||2||27||23||23||24|
|24||BD Laishram (IND)||6||24||28||27||25|
|24||BD Laishram (IND)||2||26||26||27||23|
|8||A Valencia (MEX)||6||28||23||28||25|
|25||YE Anagöz (TUR)||6*||26||23||22||30||26|
|40||K Lipiarska-Pałka (POL)||5||22||23||23||27||27|
|25||YE Anagöz (TUR)||5||28||26||28||28||26|
|8||A Valencia (MEX)||6*||28||28||28||27||26|
|57||Y Lobzhenidze (GEO)||4||28||28||26||27||27|
|8||A Valencia (MEX)||6||25||27||27||28||29|
|1/32 eliminations||1/16 eliminations||1/8 eliminations||Quarter-finals|
|5||T Dashidorzhieva (RUS)||7||26||28||26||27||28|
|5||T Dashidorzhieva (RUS)||4||28||25||28||25||29|
|28||H Cao (CHN)||6||28||29||27||27||29|
|37||O Senyuk (AZE)||1||23||25||23||26|
|28||H Cao (CHN)||7||28||25||24||27|
|28||H Cao (CHN)||2||27||26||29||26|
|21||L Unruh (GER)||6||28||29||28||29|
|21||L Unruh (GER)||6||28||27||22||27||27|
|44||L Brito (VEN)||4||25||25||24||28||24|
|21||L Unruh (GER)||6||29||27||26||25||28|
|12||G Bayardo (MEX)||4||27||26||27||27||26|
|53||S Ray (BAN)||0||27||23||25|
|12||G Bayardo (MEX)||6||28||28||28|
|21||L Unruh (GER)||6*||25||28||27||28||26|
|4||Y-t Tan (TPE)||5||27||26||28||26||26|
|13||G Sartori (ITA)||6||29||27||28|
|52||C Aguirre (COL)||0||24||23||25|
|13||G Sartori (ITA)||2||27||26||26||27|
|20||D Kumari (IND)||6||24||29||28||28|
|45||K Esebua (GEO)||4||26||29||27||29||29|
|20||D Kumari (IND)||6||27||29||30||27||29|
|20||D Kumari (IND)||0||27||26||27|
|4||Y-t Tan (TPE)||6||28||29||30|
|29||A Pavlova (UKR)||6||28||29||29|
|36||L Saidiyeva (KAZ)||0||22||26||24|
|29||A Pavlova (UKR)||0||26||27||25|
|4||Y-t Tan (TPE)||6||27||29||29|
|61||G-S Picard (CAN)||1||27||25||26||24|
|4||Y-t Tan (TPE)||7||29||26||26||28|
|1/32 eliminations||1/16 eliminations||1/8 eliminations||Quarter-finals|
|3||B-b Ki (KOR)||7||26||26||26||27|
|62||S Anwar (KEN)||1||24||23||26||26|
|3||B-b Ki (KOR)||6||29||27||29||29|
|30||V Marchenko (UKR)||2||27||27||29||25|
|35||L Nurmsalu (EST)||0||22||23||21|
|30||V Marchenko (UKR)||6||27||25||26|
|3||B-b Ki (KOR)||6||27||29||29|
|51||SY Htwe (MYA)||0||26||17||27|
|19||M Brown (USA)||6||26||29||28||28||28|
|46||C Mandia (ITA)||4||27||29||26||28||22|
|19||M Brown (USA)||3||26||26||26||26||25|
|51||SY Htwe (MYA)||7||26||28||30||25||27|
|51||SY Htwe (MYA)||7||26||26||26||27||27|
|14||T Kuoppa (FIN)||3||25||28||26||25||25|
|3||B-b Ki (KOR)||6||28||25||27||29|
|6||J Wu (CHN)||2||27||28||22||26|
|11||Y Qi (CHN)||7||28||27||28||30|
|54||M Canetta (BRA)||1||25||27||25||26|
|11||Y Qi (CHN)||6||29||28||27|
|22||A Longová (SVK)||0||27||26||24|
|43||L Majhi (IND)||1||25||26||26||24|
|22||A Longová (SVK)||7||27||28||26||27|
|11||Y Qi (CHN)||5||25||27||28||27||28|
|6||J Wu (CHN)||6*||26||29||28||26||27|
|27||A Mîrca (MDA)||6||27||25||28||26||27|
|38||A Román (MEX)||4||25||29||25||26||27|
|27||A Mîrca (MDA)||0||25||23||24|
|6||J Wu (CHN)||6||26||25||27|
|59||Y Hayashi (JPN)||1||22||24||25||27|
|6||J Wu (CHN)||7||22||28||27||28|
|1/32 eliminations||1/16 eliminations||1/8 eliminations||Quarter-finals|
|7||L Boari (ITA)||1||25||25||22||20|
|58||A Ingley (AUS)||7||25||28||23||24|
|58||A Ingley (AUS)||0||23||24||24|
|26||AM dos Santos (BRA)||6||25||26||26|
|39||S Nagamine (JPN)||3||28||25||19||25||19|
|26||AM dos Santos (BRA)||7||27||29||24||25||22|
|26||AM dos Santos (BRA)||2||25||27||25||20|
|23||N Folkard (GBR)||6||27||27||25||25|
|23||N Folkard (GBR)||6*||28||27||29||24||27|
|42||IY Rochmawati (INA)||5||27||25||29||26||28|
|23||N Folkard (GBR)||6||26||28||29|
|10||K Kawanaka (JPN)||0||22||26||26|
|55||E Psarra (GRE)||3||25||26||27||25||25|
|10||K Kawanaka (JPN)||7||25||29||26||26||29|
|23||N Folkard (GBR)||1||25||27||27||27|
|2||H-j Chang (KOR)||7||26||27||28||28|
|15||U-j Kang (PRK)||6||25||25||27|
|50||S Nikitin (BRA)||0||24||23||22|
|15||U-j Kang (PRK)||6||25||26||25||27|
|47||C Bjerendal (SWE)||2||26||25||23||25|
|47||C Bjerendal (SWE)||6||25||25||26||28|
|18||A Rendón (COL)||2||27||24||24||27|
|15||U-j Kang (PRK)||2||27||24||27||27|
|2||H-j Chang (KOR)||6||27||28||29||27|
|31||L Sichenikova (UKR)||7||25||25||27||28|
|34||K Narimanidze (GEO)||1||25||24||24||27|
|31||L Sichenikova (UKR)||2||27||28||28||25|
|2||H-j Chang (KOR)||6||28||29||26||28|
|63||L Tatafu (TGA)||0||23||15||23|
|2||H-j Chang (KOR)||6||28||27||27|
- Note: An asterisk (*) denotes a win from a one-arrow shoot-off
|Semi-finals||Gold medal match|
|8||Alejandra Valencia (MEX)||2||26||26||25||26|
|21||Lisa Unruh (GER)||6||27||28||23||27|
|21||Lisa Unruh (GER)||2||26||28||26||27|
|2||Chang Hye-jin (KOR)||6||27||26||27||29|
|3||Ki Bo-bae (KOR)||3||25||24||24||26||26|
|2||Chang Hye-jin (KOR)||7||19||27||27||26||28||Bronze medal match|
|8||Alejandra Valencia (MEX)||4||25||29||25||27||25|
|3||Ki Bo-bae (KOR)||6||26||28||26||21||30|
- Monaghan, Matt (20 July 2012). "London 2012: Secrets behind South Korea's archery success". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
- Rutherford, Peter (2 August 2012). "Archery: Korean Ki wins gold in final shoot-off". Reuters. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
- "Sambodromo shows off potential as Rio 2016 archery host". World Archery. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- Pavitt, Michael (21 September 2015). "Choi Misun claims women's recurve gold at Rio 2016 test event". Inside the Games. Dunsar Media Company. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- "Olympic Games 2016 - Qualification Places Women Recurve" (PDF). World Archery Federation. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
- Wells, Chris (16 June 2016). "6 teams claim Rio 2016 berths at final world qualifier". World Archery Federation. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
- "Qualification System - Games of the XXXI Olympiad – Rio 2016" (PDF). World Archery Federation. August 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
- "Tripartite Commission identifies NOCs for Rio 2016 Invitation Places". World Archery Federation. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
- Wells, Chris (19 April 2016). "Korean team for Rio 2016 Olympic Games announced". World Archery Federation. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
- Kim, Hyo-kyung (21 April 2016). "After a grueling journey, Olympics archery team decided". Korea Joong Ang Daily. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
- Trujano, Saúl (27 February 2016). "Mariana Avitia dice adiós a los Juegos Olímpicos" [Mariana Avitia says goodbye to the Olympic Games]. Excélsior (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- Wells, Chris (18 July 2016). "Stat sheet: 10 facts from Rio 2016 Olympics entry list". World Archery Federation. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- Vasquez, Andrea (4 August 2016). "Rio perspectives: From rookie to Olympic veteran". World Archery Federation. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- Stanley, John (10 May 2016). "Meet the team: the formidable Chinese Taipei recurve women". World Archery Federation. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
- "7 Russian swimmers barred from competing in the Rio Olympics". CBS News. CBS Interactive. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
- Das, Nilankur (23 July 2016). "Eyes on Deepika Kumari as India hopes for first archery medal at Rio". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- Fioravanzi, Brando (28 July 2016). "Rio 2016: due chiacchiere con Guendalina Sartori, capitana azzurra nel tiro con l'arco" [Rio 2016: a chat with Guendalina Sartori, azzurra archery captain]. Padova Oggi (in Italian). Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- Wells, Chris (17 July 2016). "Names of Rio 2016 host team Brazil announced". World Archery Federation. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
- McArdle, Jordan (2 July 2016). "West Australian archer Alice Ingley will realise her Olympic dreams at Rio". Perth Now. Seven West Media. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
- "First four U.S. Olympic archers qualified; Khatuna Lorig waits". NBC Sports. NBC Universal. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
- Hossain, Asif (6 July 2016). "Two archers named to Team Canada for Rio 2016". Canadian Olympic Team. Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- Pidd, Helen (9 August 2016). "Trail-blazer Zahra Nemati wins hearts and minds with stirring effort in archery". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
- Durães, Jéssica; Soares, Renata (12 August 2016). "Results Book Rio 2016" (PDF). World Archery Federation. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- "World Archery Rio 2016 Olympic Games Press Information Sheets" (PDF). World Archery Federation. p. 2. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- "Experts predict: the Rio 2016 Olympic archery champions". World Archery Federation. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
- Zorowitz, Jane (7 August 2016). "Preview: Men and women's individual archery competition". NBC Olympics. NBC Universal. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
- Weiss, Vinica (31 July 2016). "U.S. could push archery powerhouse South Korea at 2016 Rio Olympics". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- Rutherford, Peter (26 July 2016). "PREVIEW--Olympics-Archery-Take a bow! Koreans set to deliver more gold". Reuters. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
- "Rio 2016: S. Koreans finish 1-2-3 in women's archery preliminaries". The Korea Times. Yonhap News Agency. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- "South Korean archer sets first world record of Rio Games". The Japan Times. Associated Press. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- "Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016: Indian contingent to be led by Abhinav Bindra, all details". The Indian Express. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
- "Rio Olympics: Indian women's archery team enters pre-quarters". India Today. Indo-Asian News Service. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- Cassano, Michele (5 August 2016). "Tiro con l'arco, Olimpiadi Rio 2016: l'analisi del tabellone femminile a squadre e individuale" [Archery, Rio 2016 Olympics: analysis of women's team and individual scoreboard]. OA Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 8 October 2019.
- Wells, Chris (8 August 2016). "8 takeaways: Rio 2016 individual eliminations day 1". World Archery Federation. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- "La arquera mexicana Aída Román queda fuera de Río 2016" [Archer Aída Román is out of Rio 2016]. Expansión (in Spanish). Notimex. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
- Lionetti, Francesco (8 August 2016). "Rio 2016, tiro con l'arco: Nespoli senza problemi, Mandia e Boari eliminate" [Rio 2016, archery: Nespoli without problems, Mandia and Boari eliminated]. Sportface (in Italian). Retrieved 10 October 2019.
- Zorowitz, Jane (8 August 2016). "Day 1 of the individual competition: Recap". NBC Olympics. NBC Universal. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
- Zorowitz, Jane (9 August 2016). "Day 2 of the individual competition: Recap". NBC Olympics. NBC Universal. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
- Maitre Wicki, Ludivine (11 August 2016). "7 takeaways: Rio 2016 women's finals". World Archery Federation. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
- Rumsby, Ben (22 August 2016). "Team GB finish second in Olympics medal table - the full Rio 2016 sport-by-sport analysis". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
- "South Korean captures women's archery gold at Olympics". USA Today. Associated Press. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- Ransom, Ian (12 August 2016). "Archery: Chang comes in from the cold to win gold". Reuters. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- Vasquez, Andrea (15 September 2016). "Unruh: I didn't lose gold, I won silver". World Archery Federation. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- "Olympia: Lisa Unruh holt Silber im Bogenschießen" [Olympics: Lisa Unruh gets silver in archery]. Spiegel Online (in German). Deutsche Presse-Agentur; Sport-Informations-Dienst. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- "La mexicana Alejandra Valencia cayó en el duelo por el bronce en tiro con arco femenil" [Mexican Alejandra Valencia loses in duel for bronze in women's archery] (in Spanish). Televisa Univision Deportes Network. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- Baek, Byung-yeul (12 August 2016). "Chang Hye-jin captures archery gold". The Korea Times. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
- Park, Ga-young (29 November 2016). "Olympic archery champion named top S. Korean female athlete of 2016". Korea Herald. Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
- "World Archery Records". World Archery Federation. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "[Universiade] S. Korean archer sets world record". The Korea Herald. Yonhap News Agency. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
- "Record for Park as Brits impress". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2019.