Archery at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Women's double National round
|Women's double National round|
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Gold medallist Queenie Newall in competition during the women's double National round.
|Venue||White City Stadium|
|Competitors||25 from 1 nation|
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The women's double National round was one of three archery events on the archery at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Arrows were shot in ends, or groups, of three. The archers shot a total of 144 arrows each over the two rounds of 72. The competition was held on Friday, 17 July and Saturday, 18 July, with one round each day. The archers had to contend with significant rain and wind on the first day and gusts of wind on the second.
Great Britain was the only nation to send female archers, ensuring that they swept this event. Queenie Newall, at 53 years of age, set a record for oldest female Olympic gold medallist that appears unlikely to be broken. Lottie Dod took second place, not quite matching her brother William Dod's gold medal finish in the men's York round.
NOCs were limited to 30 competitors each. Twenty-five archers only from Great Britain competed.
Each round consisted of 48 arrows at 60 yards (54.8 m) and 24 arrows at 50 yards (45.7 m). Three arrows were shot per end. Each hit was worth 9, 7, 5, 3, or 1 points depending on which ring was hit; an arrow touching two rings would count as hitting the higher value. Ties were broken first by number of hits, then by score at the longest range (60 yards), then by hits at the longest range.
- Official Report, pp. 100–01.
- "Archery at the 1908 London Summer Games: Women's Double National Round". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
- Official Report, p. 33.
- Official Report, pp. 413–14.
- Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
- De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Archery 1908". Accessed 8 April 2006. Available electronically at .