| Event type

Team, Women

Date27 – 29 July 2012
LocationLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood, London
Participants36 from 12 countries
FormatRanking round followed by single-elimination matches. The ranking round consisted of 72 arrows per archer at 70 m. Matches consisted of 4 times 6 arrows (2 per team member) at 70 m, the highest total winning. In case of a tie, matches were decided by one additional arrow per team member. Final ranking for places 5-8 determined on number of points won in quarter-finals, other competitors ranked by round of elimination.
Olympic Record (Match, 24 arrows)231 / Ju Hyeon-JeongPark Seong-HyeonYun Ok-Hui KOR / 10 August 2008
Olympic Record (Ranking Round, 216 arrows)2,030 WR / Lee Seong-JinPark Seong-HyeonYun Mi-Jin KOR / 12 August 2004

Since team events were reintroduced into the Olympics in 1988 South Korea had won every Olympic title and had only failed to win 3 of the last 18 global championships before the London Olympics. One of these failures had been via a semi-final defeat to India at the 2011 World Championships but neither India nor Italy, the two finalists at those championships, could negotiate the first round at London. A major factor in the event was the weather which switched from bright and still to torrential rain showers and swirling wind more than once throughout the day.

The South Koreans coped better than any other team with the conditions and seemed unbeatable as they made their way to a gold medal showdown with China. In contrast China had scored single point victories over Italy and Russia on their way to the final. Both teams started nervously and neither could pull out a decisive lead over the other. With their last 3 arrows China needed 29 to win or 28 to force a shoot-off but all three scored nine and South Korean maintained their unbeaten Olympic record by a single point. With victory in the bronze medal match Japan ensured an all Asian Olympic podium.

1Republic of KoreaKORGold
Gi Bo-BaeLee Seong-JinChoi Hyeon-Ju
2People's Republic of ChinaCHNSilver
Cheng MingFang YutingXu Jing
Kaori KawanakaMiki KanieRen Hayakawa
4Russian FederationRUS
Kseniya PerovaInna StepanovaKristina Timofeyeva
5Chinese TaipeiTPE
Tan Ya-TingLei Chien-YingLin Chia-En
6United StatesUSA
Khatuna LorigJennifer NicholsMiranda Leek
Mariana AvitiaAlejandra ValenciaAída Román
Carina ChristiansenLouise LaursenMaja Jager
Deepika KumariBombayla DeviChekrovolu Swuro
Pia LionettiJessica TomasiNatalia Valeeva
=9Great BritainGBR
Naomi FolkardAmy OliverAlison Williamson
Tetiana DorokhovaKateryna PalekhaLidiya Sichenikova

Ranking Round

Date27 July 2012 — 13:00
FormatRanking round for placement into single-elimination tournament.
1Republic of KoreaKOR19938426
Gi Bo-Bae 6713113
Lee Seong-Jin 671304
Choi Hyeon-Ju 651239
2United StatesUSA19798319
Khatuna Kvrivishvili-Lorig 669324
Miranda Leek 656248
Jennifer Nichols 654277
3Chinese TaipeiTPE19767620
Tan Ya-Ting 671288
Lin Chia-En 667338
Lei Chien-Ying 638154
Mariana Avitia 659208
Aída Román 658289
Alejandra Valencia 657244
Miki Kanie 665307
Ren Hayakawa 6542412
Kaori Kawanaka 646254
6Russian FederationRUS19628222
Kseniya Perova 659287
Inna Stepanova 653247
Kristina Timofeyeva 650308
7People's Republic of ChinaCHN19467019
Cheng Ming 651256
Fang Yuting 649205
Xu Jing 646258
Carina Christiansen 663268
Maja Jager 642152
Louise Laursen 641246
Deepika Kumari 662258
Bombayla Devi 651204
Chekrovolu Swuro 625199
Pia Lionetti 652248
Natalia Valeeva 650235
Jessica Tomasi 635217
11Great BritainGBR18745015
Naomi Folkard 637215
Alison Williamson 629165
Amy Oliver 608135
Lidiya Sichenikova 645185
Kateryna Palekha 624166
Tetiana Dorokhova 599104

Round One

Date29 July 2012 — 9:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.
Match #1Republic of KoreaKORbye
Match #229 Jul 9:00DenmarkDEN211 – 210IndiaIND
Match #329 Jul 9:25JapanJPN207 – 192UkraineUKR
Match #4MexicoMEXbye
Match #5Chinese TaipeiTPEbye
Match #629 Jul 9:50Russian FederationRUS215 – 208Great BritainGBR
Match #729 Jul 10:15People's Republic of ChinaCHN200 – 199ItalyITA
Match #8United StatesUSAbye


Date29 July 2012 — 15:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to semi-finals.
Match #129 Jul 15:00Republic of KoreaKOR206 – 195DenmarkDEN
Match #229 Jul 15:25JapanJPN219 – 209MexicoMEX
Match #329 Jul 15:50Russian FederationRUS216 – 216Chinese TaipeiTPE
Match #429 Jul 16:15People's Republic of ChinaCHN218 – 213United StatesUSA


Date29 July 2012 — 16:40
FormatWinner of each match advanced to final round.
Match #129 Jul 16:40Republic of KoreaKOR221 – 206JapanJPN
Match #229 Jul 17:05People's Republic of ChinaCHN208 – 207Russian FederationRUS

Final Round

Date29 July 2012 — 17:33
Match 1/229 Jul 18:01Republic of KoreaKOR210 – 209People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Match 3/429 Jul 17:33JapanJPN209 – 207Russian FederationRUS