Archery at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's team
The women's team 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, with the ranking round taking place on 23 July and match play on 25 July.
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
|Date||23 July (ranking round)|
25 July (match play)
|Competitors||36 from 12 nations|
This will be the 9th consecutive appearance of the event, which has been held every Games since 1988.
Of the 12 teams that competed in 2016, 8 qualified to return, including all four semifinalists (winner South Korea, silver medalist Russia (competing as "ROC" athletes this Games), bronze medalist Chinese Taipei, and fourth-place finisher Italy). The other teams from 2016 that have qualified to return are Japan, Mexico, China, and Ukraine. Germany has qualified to return for the first time since 2004; Great Britain and the United States competed in 2012. Belarus will be competing in the event for the first time.
South Korea has won all 8 of the previous appearances of the event. Chinese Taipei is the reigning world champion, having defeated South Korea in the finals at the 2019 World Archery Championships.
12 teams qualify for the women's team archery event. The top 8 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) at the 2019 World Archery Championships qualified. One place was reserved for the host, Japan; the 2021 Archery Final Olympic Qualification Tournament would award either three or four places depending on whether Japan qualified through the World Championships. Because Japan did not, there were three places available at the Final OQT.
Teams that qualified for the team event also received 3 automatic qualification places for the team members in the individual event as well.
As with the other archery events, the women's team was a recurve archery event, held under the World Archery-approved 70-meter distance and rules. 12 teams of 3 archers each participate. Competition begins with a ranking round, in which each archer shoots 72 arrows (this is the same ranking round used for the individual event). The combined scores from the ranking round are used to seed the teams into a single-elimination bracket, with the top 4 teams receiving a bye into the second round (quarterfinals). Each match consists of four sets of 6 arrows, two per archer. The team with the highest score in the set – the total of the six arrows – receives two set points; if the teams are tied, each receives one set point. The first team to five set points wins the match. If the match is tied at 4–4 after 4 sets, a tie-breaker set is used with each archer on the team shooting one arrow; if the score of the tie-breaker set remains tied, the closest arrow to the center wins.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
- 216 arrow ranking round
|World record|| South Korea
Kang Chae-young, Lee Eun-gyeong, Chang Hye-jin
|2053||Antalya, Turkey||21 May 2018|
|Olympic record|| South Korea
Park Sung-hyun, Yun Ok-hee, Joo Hyun-jung
|2004||Beijing, China||9 August 2008|
The schedule for the women's team event covers two separate days of competition.
|Friday, 23 July 2021||9:00||Ranking round|
|Sunday, 25 July 2021||9:30
Bronze medal match
Gold medal match
|1||South Korea||An San
|3||United States||Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez
|7||Chinese Taipei||Tan Ya-ting
|9||Great Britain||Bryony Pitman
|1/8 elimination||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Gold medal match|
|6||ROC||6||52||52||51||54||6||ROC||5||54||51||57||Bronze medal match|
- The figure in italics signifies the set scores.