| Event type

Team, Men

Date27 – 28 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)227 / Im Dong-HyeonLee Chang-HwanPark Gyeong-Mo KOR / 11 August 2008
Olympic Record (Ranking Round, 216 arrows)2,031 WR / Jang Yong-HoKim Bo-RamOh Gyo-Mun KOR / 28 July 1996

As current World and Olympic champions South Korea were clear favourites to win a 4th successive Olympic title in London. Also in contention for the medals were the USA, with world number one Brady Ellison, and Ukraine, whose team included two members of the world’s top ten, and the world silver medallists from France. South Korea emerged from the qualifying round in superb shape having destroyed the existing world best and looked in fine form as they dispatched Ukraine in the last eight.

Things changed drastically in the semi-finals and an unusually subdued performance saw Korea exit at the hands of the US team. The other semi-final was a close affair with Italy, who had trailed Mexico throughout, edging through on the last three arrows. The final followed a different pattern and it was the Italian team who held a four-point lead at the halfway mark. America then slowly ground down that lead and one arrow to go the gold medal was still in the balance. To win the title the tubby, bearded Italian anchor-man Michele Frangilli had to finish with a perfect 10. The arrow curved into the air and landed a few millimetres on the correct side on the line and the Italians collapsed into a chaotic group hug in celebration. For Frangilli, a 16-year veteran of Olympic archery, this completed his Olympic medal collection after winning silver in 2000 and bronze in 1996. South Korea regrouped to defeat Mexico for bronze.

Michele FrangilliMarco GaliazzoMauro Nespoli
2United StatesUSASilver
Jacob WukieBrady EllisonJake Kaminski
3Republic of KoreaKORBronze
Oh Jin-HyeokIm Dong-HyeonKim Beop-Min
Juanjo SerranoLuis Eduardo VélezLuis Álvarez
Markiyan IvashkoDmytro HrachovViktor Ruban
Takaharu FurukawaHideki KikuchiYu Ishizu
7People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Dai XiaoxiangLiu ZhaowuXing Yu
Romain GirouilleGaël PrévostThomas Faucheron
=9Great BritainGBR
Larry GodfreySimon TerryAl Wills
Cheng Chu SianKhairul Anuar Bin MohamadHaziq Bin Kamaruddin
=9Chinese TaipeiTPE
Chen Yu-ChengKuo Cheng-WeiWang Cheng-Pang
Jayanta TalukdarTarundeep RaiRahul Banerjee

Ranking Round

Date27 July 2012 — 9:00
FormatRanking round for placement into single-elimination tournament.
1Republic of KoreaKOR208714575WR
Im Dong-Hyeon 6995022
Kim Beop-Min 6985026
Oh Jin-Hyeok 6904527
Gaël Prévost 6793213
Romain Girouille 6773414
Thomas Faucheron 6652911
3People's Republic of ChinaCHN201910037
Dai Xiaoxiang 6783512
Xing Yu 6733213
Liu Zhaowu 6683312
4United StatesUSA20199936
Brady Ellison 6763316
Jacob Wukie 6733311
Jake Kaminski 670339
Takaharu Furukawa 6793710
Yu Ishizu 671358
Hideki Kikuchi 6592710
Mauro Nespoli 6743314
Marco Galiazzo 662288
Michele Frangilli 662288
Luis Eduardo Vélez 6653113
Juanjo Serrano 665287
Luis Álvarez 665268
8Great BritainGBR19948620
Larry Godfrey 680369
Al Wills 660293
Simon Terry 654218
Markiyan Ivashko 6673412
Dmytro Hrachov 6652811
Viktor Ruban 6602610
Khairul Anuar Bin Mohamad 6693010
Cheng Chu Sian 658267
Haziq Bin Kamaruddin 6542311
11Chinese TaipeiTPE19728529
Wang Cheng-Pang 6633112
Kuo Cheng-Wei 6603110
Chen Yu-Cheng 649237
Tarundeep Rai 6642912
Rahul Banerjee 655208
Jayanta Talukdar 650226

Round One

Date28 July 2012 — 9:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.
Match #1Republic of KoreaKORbye
Match #228 Jul 9:00UkraineUKR223 – 212Great BritainGBR
Match #328 Jul 9:25JapanJPN214 – 214IndiaIND
Match #4United StatesUSAbye
Match #5People's Republic of ChinaCHNbye
Match #628 Jul 9:50ItalyITA216 – 206Chinese TaipeiTPE
Match #728 Jul 10:15MexicoMEX216 – 211MalaysiaMAS
Match #8FranceFRAbye


Date28 July 2012 — 15:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to semi-finals.
Match #128 Jul 15:00Republic of KoreaKOR227 – 220UkraineUKR
Match #228 Jul 15:25United StatesUSA220 – 219JapanJPN
Match #328 Jul 15:50ItalyITA220 – 216People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Match #428 Jul 16:15MexicoMEX220 – 212FranceFRA


Date28 July 2012 — 16:40
FormatWinner of each match advanced to final round.
Match #128 Jul 16:40United StatesUSA224 – 219Republic of KoreaKOR
Match #228 Jul 17:05ItalyITA217 – 215MexicoMEX

Final Round

Date28 July 2012 — 17:33
Match 1/228 Jul 18:01ItalyITA219 – 218United StatesUSA
Match 3/428 Jul 17:33Republic of KoreaKOR219 – 215MexicoMEX