Archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's individual

The men's individual archery event is one of 5 archery events scheduled to take place at the 2020 Summer Olympics. It is planned to be held at Yumenoshima Park.[1] It would be the 13th consecutive appearance of the event, which has been held every Games since archery returned to the Olympic program in 1972.

Men's individual
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
VenueYumenoshima Park
← 2016
2024 →


64 archers qualify for the men's archery events. The 12 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) that qualify for the men's team event (including the host, Japan) enter the 3 team members in the individual event as well. Otherwise, NOCs may qualify a maximum of 1 archer in men's individual. There are quota spots available at various tournaments, including the World Championships, multiple continental events, and a final qualification tournament. There are also two Tripartite Commission invitational spots.

Competition formatEdit

As with the other archery events, the men's individual is a recurve archery event, held under the World Archery-approved 70-meter distance and rules. Competition begins with a ranking round, in which each archer shoots 72 arrows. The scores from the ranking round are used to seed the archers into a single-elimination bracket. The knockout matches used the set system introduced in 2012. Each match consists of up to 5 sets of 3 arrows per archer. The archer with the best score in each set wins the set, earning 2 points. If the score is tied, each archer receives 1 point. The first archer to 6 points wins the match. If the match is tied 5-5 after 5 sets, a single tie-breaker arrow is to be used with the closest to center winning.[2]


Prior to the competition, the world and Olympic records were as follows.

  • 72 arrow ranking round
World record   Brady Ellison (USA) 702 Lima, Peru 7 August 2019 [3]
Olympic record   Kim Woo-jin (KOR) 700 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5 August 2016 [4]


All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

The schedule for the men's individual event covers five separate days of competition.[1]

Date Time Round
Friday, 23 July 2021 13:00 Ranking round
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Thursday, 29 July 2021
1/32 finals
1/16 finals
Saturday, 31 July 2021 9:30
1/8 finals
Bronze medal match
Gold medal match


Ranking roundEdit

Competition bracketEdit

Section 1Edit

Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals

Section 2Edit

Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals

Section 3Edit

Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals

Section 4Edit

Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals


Semi-finals Finals
  Third place


  1. ^ a b "Tokyo 2020: Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Olympic Sports: Archery". Tokyo 2020.
  3. ^ "BRADY ELLISON BREAKS WORLD RECORD WITH 702-POINT QUALIFICATION AT PAN AMERICAN GAMES". World Archery. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Rio 2016: South Korean archer Kim Woo-jin sets first world record of Games". BBC. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2020.