Archery at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Hwarang Archery Field
Dates September 27 - October 1
Competitors 147 from 35 nations
«1984 1992»

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.

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 Format[edit]


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.


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 Summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Korea (KOR) 3 2 1 6
2  United States (USA) 1 1 1 3
3  Indonesia (INA) 0 1 0 1
4  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
 Soviet Union (URS) 0 0 1 1


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
 Jay Barrs (USA)  Park Sung-soo (KOR)  Vladimir Yesheyev (URS)
Men's team
 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
 Kim Soo-Nyung (KOR)  Wang Hee-Kyung (KOR)  Yun Young-Sook (KOR)
Women's team
 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