Archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's individual

The women's individual archery event is one of 5 archery events scheduled to be held 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.

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


64 archers qualify for the women's archery events. The 12 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) that qualify for the women'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 women'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 women'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 use 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 score 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   Kang Chae-young (KOR) 692 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands 10 June 2019 [3]
Olympic record   Lina Herasymenko (UKR) 673 Atlanta, United States 28 July 1996 [4]


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

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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
Friday, 30 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. ^ "KANG CHAE YOUNG SETS WORLD RECORD TO LEAD QUALIFICATION AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS". World Archery. 10 June 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  4. ^ "World Archery Records". World Archery Federation. Retrieved 20 July 2019.