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Individual, Men

Date27 July – 3 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood, London
Participants64 from 40 countries
FormatRanking round followed by single-elimination matches. The ranking round consisted of 72 arrows at 70 m. Matches consisted of up to 5 sets of 3 arrows (at 70 m), winner was the first player to reach 6 points. In case of a tie, matches were decided with a single arrow, the one closest to the center winning the match. Final ranking for places 5-8 determined on number of set points won in quarter-finals, other competitors ranked by round of elimination.

Since Kim Jin-Ho won her country’s first world title in 1979, South Korea had become the foremost nation in world archery. However, in all this time, the men’s individual title at the Olympic Games had stubbornly eluded Korean hands. In 2011 both finalists at the World Championships had been South Korean but such was the nation’s strength that the champion, Kim Woo-Jin, failed to make the team for the London Games. In his absence Korean hopes rested mainly on the shoulders of Im Dong-Hyeon, ranked second in the world, and world championship silver medallist Oh Jin-Hyek. The man at the top of the world rankings was American Brady Ellison who had already shown his liking for London by winning the official test event in October of 2011.

The ranking round was a triumph for South Korean as their archers occupied the first three positions on the leader board. Im Dong-Hyeon excelled and put five points on the world record whilst Kim Bub-Min was just a single point behind in second. Despite this they had failed somewhat in the team event and finished with, what was for them, a disappointing third place.

For the London Games the format of the knockout rounds had changed from the previous Olympics. In Beijing matches were decided over the cumulative score of 12 arrows but in 2012 matches consisted of up to 5 sets of 3 arrows (with 2 points to the winner of each set and 1 for a tie), winner was the first player to reach 6 points. In case of a tie, matches were decided with a single arrow, the one closest to the centre winning the match. In theory this should have made for a more dramatic, albeit unpredictable, tournament than before.

The first of the favourites to fall was Brady Ellison, at the second round stage, quickly followed by the new world record holder Im, who was defeated by Rick van der Ven, the European champion from the Netherlands. Van der Ven was in turn ousted by [Takaharu Furukawa] of Japan in the semi-finals after a shoot-out and, by the same method, Oh Jin-Hyek sealed his place in the final by defeating China’s Dai Xiaoxiang. Oh had been the third best of the Koreans in the qualifying round but showed immaculate consistency in the knockout stages and won the gold medal against Furukawa by placing every one of his shots in the gold sector. After he broke the jinx against Korean individual success in the men’s event he commented “It was a long way to come till this moment. I wanted no regrets. I shot every arrow as if it were my last.”

PosArcherNOC
1Oh Jin-HyekKORGold
2Takaharu FurukawaJPNSilver
3Dai XiaoxiangCHNBronze
4Rick van der VenNED
5Kim Bub-MinKOR
6Khairul Anuar Bin MohamadMAS
7Viktor RubanUKR
8Kuo Cheng-WeiTPE
=9Im Dong-HyeonKOR
=9Markiyan IvashkoUKR
=9Bård NestengNOR
=9Larry GodfreyGBR
=9Rafał DobrowolskiPOL
=9Gaël PrévostFRA
=9Taylor WorthAUS
=9Dan OlaruMDA
=17Wang Cheng-PangTPE
=17Denis GankinKAZ
=17Nay Myo AungMYA
=17Ahmed El-NemrEGY
=17Dmytro HrachovUKR
=17Jacob WukieUSA
=17Xing YuCHN
=17Juan René SerranoMEX
=17Luis ÁlvarezMEX
=17Rahul BanerjeeIND
=17Chen Yu-ChengTPE
=17Thomas FaucheronFRA
=17Luis Eduardo VélezMEX
=17Brady EllisonUSA
=17Simon TerryGBR
=17Tarundeep RaiIND
=33Emanuele GuidiSMR
=33Daniel PiñedaCOL
=33Haziq Bin KamaruddinMAS
=33Jeff HenckelsLUX
=33Romain GirouilleFRA
=33Elías CuestaESP
=33Elías MalavéVEN
=33Crispin DuenasCAN
=33Calvin LeeHKG
=33Michele FrangilliITA
=33Hideki KikuchiJPN
=33Jayanta TalukdarIND
=33Camilo MayrGER
=33Cheng Chu SianMAS
=33Marco GaliazzoITA
=33Mohammed MilonBAN
=33Axel MüllerSUI
=33Yavor KhristovBUL
=33Jantsangiin GantögsMGL
=33Daniel XavierBRA
=33Mauro NespoliITA
=33Liu ZhaowuCHN
=33Witthaya ThamwongTHA
=33Philippe KouassiCIV
=33Klemen ŠtrajharSLO
=33Milad VaziriIRI
=33Al WillsGBR
=33Mark JavierPHI
=33Yu IshizuJPN
=33Jake KaminskiUSA
=33Juan Carlos StevensCUB
=33Rob ElderFIJ

Ranking Round (27 July 2012 — 9:00)

Ranking round for placement into single-elimination tournament.

PosTargetArcherNOCPoints10sXs1st Half2nd Half
18AIm Dong-HyeonKOR6995122347 (3)352 (1)WR
29AKim Bub-MinKOR6985026353 (1)345 (2)
37AOh Jin-HyekKOR6904527347 (2)343 (3)
41CLarry GodfreyGBR680369343 (4)337 (17)
510CTakaharu FurukawaJPN6793710336 (14)343 (4)
65AGaël PrévostFRA6793213338 (11)341 (7)
74CDai XiaoxiangCHN6783512338 (8)340 (10)
820ACrispin DuenasCAN6783511338 (10)340 (8)
94ARomain GirouilleFRA6773414339 (6)338 (14)
102ABrady EllisonUSA6763316335 (20)341 (6)
1112AMauro NespoliITA6743314336 (12)338 (13)
121AJacob WukieUSA6733311336 (15)337 (15)
136CXing YuCHN6733213338 (7)335 (25)
1417BRafał DobrowolskiPOL6723313332 (32)340 (9)
1512CYu IshizuJPN671358333 (27)338 (12)
1619CRick van der VenNED6712714332 (34)339 (11)
1717CDenis GankinKAZ6703412339 (5)331 (32)
183AJake KaminskiUSA670339335 (16)335 (24)
1916BJantsangiin GantögsMGL6693114335 (18)334 (28)
207BKhairul Anuar Bin MohamadMAS6693010334 (21)335 (=22)
2120BBård NestengNOR669276336 (13)333 (30)
225CLiu ZhaowuCHN6683312326 (54)342 (5)
2317ATaylor WorthAUS6682811338 (9)330 (40)
244BMarkiyan IvashkoUKR6673412331 (35)336 (18)
2521AElías MalavéVEN666339333 (=25)333 (29)
2611BLuis Eduardo VélezMEX6653113328 (45)337 (16)
276AThomas FaucheronFRA6652911330 (38)335 (=22)
285BDmytro HrachovUKR6652811329 (42)336 (20)
2910BJuan René SerranoMEX665287331 (37)334 (26)
3012BLuis ÁlvarezMEX665268333 (28)332 (31)
312BTarundeep RaiIND6642912328 (=47)336 (19)
3218ADaniel PiñedaCOL6642910329 (40)335 (21)
339CWang Cheng-PangTPE6633112332 (31)331 (33)
3419AJuan Carlos StevensCUB663287335 (17)328 (45)
3514BYavor KhristovBUL6632610334 (23)329 (41)
3611AMarco GaliazzoITA662288333 (=25)329 (42)1
3710AMichele FrangilliITA662288328 (=47)334 (27)
3813AWitthaya ThamwongTHA662267334 (22)328 (44)
3918BMilad VaziriIRI662236331 (36)331 (36)
408CKuo Cheng-WeiTPE6603110332 (30)328 (43)
4118CElías CuestaESP660295333 (24)327 (46)
423CAl WillsGBR660293335 (19)325 (51)
436BViktor RubanUKR6602610330 (39)330 (37)
4411CHideki KikuchiJPN6592710328 (46)331 (35)
459BCheng Chu SianMAS658267333 (29)325 (50)
463BRahul BanerjeeIND655208329 (43)326 (49)
4719BDan OlaruMDA654273324 (56)330 (39)
488BHaziq Bin KamaruddinMAS6542311327 (50)327 (47)
4920CJeff HenckelsLUX6542210332 (33)322 (57)
502CSimon TerryGBR654218324 (57)330 (38)
5115ADaniel XavierBRA653257329 (41)324 (52)
5216CCamilo MayrGER653249327 (49)326 (48)
531BJayanta TalukdarIND650226327 (51)323 (54)
547CChen Yu-ChengTPE649237327 (52)322 (56)
5516AMark JavierPHI649227326 (53)323 (55)
5614CNay Myo AungMYA646197325 (55)321 (58)
5721BAhmed El-NemrEGY644216329 (44)315 (61)
5813CKlemen ŠtrajharSLO639218308 (63)331 (34)
5922APhilippe KouassiCIV638197321 (59)317 (60)
6014ACalvin LeeHKG637207322 (58)315 (62)
6115CMohammed MilonBAN636217312 (61)324 (53)
6222BAxel MüllerSUI633185313 (60)320 (59)
6315BRob ElderFIJ615124310 (62)305 (64)
6413BEmanuele GuidiSMR589105281 (64)308 (63)

Round One (30 July – 1 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 30 Jul 11:36Im Dong-HyeonKOR 6 – 0Emanuele GuidiSMR
Match #2 30 Jul 11:49Wang Cheng-PangTPE 6 – 0Daniel PiñedaCOL
Match #3 30 Jul 10:18Denis GankinKAZ 6 – 4Haziq Bin KamaruddinMAS
Match #4 30 Jul 10:31Rick van der VenNED 6 – 2Jeff HenckelsLUX
Match #5 30 Jul 9:00Nay Myo AungMYA 6 – 5Romain GirouilleFRA
Match #6 30 Jul 9:13Markiyan IvashkoUKR 6 – 4Elías CuestaESP
Match #7 30 Jul 15:00Kuo Cheng-WeiTPE 6 – 5Elías MalavéVEN
Match #8 30 Jul 15:13Ahmed El-NemrEGY 6 – 2Crispin DuenasCAN
Match #9 31 Jul 11:36Takaharu FurukawaJPN 6 – 4Calvin LeeHKG
Match #10 31 Jul 11:49Dmytro HrachovUKR 7 – 3Michele FrangilliITA
Match #11 31 Jul 9:00Bård NestengNOR 6 – 5Hideki KikuchiJPN
Match #12 31 Jul 9:13Jacob WukieUSA 6 – 0Jayanta TalukdarIND
Match #13 31 Jul 10:18Xing YuCHN 6 – 0Camilo MayrGER
Match #14 31 Jul 10:31Khairul Anuar Bin MohamadMAS 6 – 4Cheng Chu SianMAS
Match #15 30 Jul 16:18Juan René SerranoMEX 6 – 2Marco GaliazzoITA
Match #16 30 Jul 16:31Larry GodfreyGBR 6 – 0Mohammed MilonBAN
Match #17 01 Aug 11:36Oh Jin-HyekKOR 6 – 0Axel MüllerSUI
Match #18 01 Aug 11:49Luis ÁlvarezMEX 6 – 0Yavor KhristovBUL
Match #19 31 Jul 15:00Rahul BanerjeeIND 6 – 0Jantsangiin GantögsMGL
Match #20 31 Jul 15:13Rafał DobrowolskiPOL 7 – 3Daniel XavierBRA
Match #21 01 Aug 9:00Chen Yu-ChengTPE 6 – 2Mauro NespoliITA
Match #22 01 Aug 9:13Viktor RubanUKR 6 – 5Liu ZhaowuCHN
Match #23 01 Aug 17:36Thomas FaucheronFRA 6 – 0Witthaya ThamwongTHA
Match #24 01 Aug 17:49Gaël PrévostFRA 6 – 4Philippe KouassiCIV
Match #25 01 Aug 10:18Dai XiaoxiangCHN 6 – 0Klemen ŠtrajharSLO
Match #26 01 Aug 10:31Luis Eduardo VélezMEX 7 – 1Milad VaziriIRI
Match #27 01 Aug 15:00Taylor WorthAUS 6 – 5Al WillsGBR
Match #28 01 Aug 15:13Brady EllisonUSA 7 – 1Mark JavierPHI
Match #29 01 Aug 16:18Simon TerryGBR 7 – 1Yu IshizuJPN
Match #30 01 Aug 16:31Dan OlaruMDA 6 – 5Jake KaminskiUSA
Match #31 31 Jul 16:18Tarundeep RaiIND 6 – 5Juan Carlos StevensCUB
Match #32 31 Jul 16:31Kim Bub-MinKOR 6 – 4Rob ElderFIJ

Round Two (30 July – 1 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to round three.

Match #1 30 Jul 12:28Im Dong-HyeonKOR 6 – 4Wang Cheng-PangTPE
Match #2 30 Jul 11:10Rick van der VenNED 7 – 1Denis GankinKAZ
Match #3 30 Jul 9:52Markiyan IvashkoUKR 7 – 1Nay Myo AungMYA
Match #4 30 Jul 15:52Kuo Cheng-WeiTPE 6 – 2Ahmed El-NemrEGY
Match #5 31 Jul 12:28Takaharu FurukawaJPN 6 – 4Dmytro HrachovUKR
Match #6 31 Jul 9:52Bård NestengNOR 6 – 2Jacob WukieUSA
Match #7 31 Jul 11:10Khairul Anuar Bin MohamadMAS 6 – 5Xing YuCHN
Match #8 30 Jul 17:10Larry GodfreyGBR 7 – 1Juan René SerranoMEX
Match #9 01 Aug 12:28Oh Jin-HyekKOR 6 – 4Luis ÁlvarezMEX
Match #10 31 Jul 15:52Rafał DobrowolskiPOL 7 – 3Rahul BanerjeeIND
Match #11 01 Aug 9:52Viktor RubanUKR 6 – 0Chen Yu-ChengTPE
Match #12 01 Aug 18:28Gaël PrévostFRA 7 – 3Thomas FaucheronFRA
Match #13 01 Aug 11:10Dai XiaoxiangCHN 6 – 0Luis Eduardo VélezMEX
Match #14 01 Aug 15:52Taylor WorthAUS 7 – 1Brady EllisonUSA
Match #15 01 Aug 17:10Dan OlaruMDA 7 – 1Simon TerryGBR
Match #16 31 Jul 17:10Kim Bub-MinKOR 6 – 2Tarundeep RaiIND

Round Three (3 August 2012 — 9:00)

Winner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 03 Aug 9:39Rick van der VenNED 7 – 1Im Dong-HyeonKOR
Match #2 03 Aug 9:26Kuo Cheng-WeiTPE 6 – 0Markiyan IvashkoUKR
Match #3 03 Aug 9:13Takaharu FurukawaJPN 6 – 2Bård NestengNOR
Match #4 03 Aug 9:00Khairul Anuar Bin MohamadMAS 6 – 5Larry GodfreyGBR
Match #5 03 Aug 9:52Oh Jin-HyekKOR 6 – 0Rafał DobrowolskiPOL
Match #6 03 Aug 10:05Viktor RubanUKR 6 – 4Gaël PrévostFRA
Match #7 03 Aug 10:18Dai XiaoxiangCHN 6 – 5Taylor WorthAUS
Match #8 03 Aug 10:31Kim Bub-MinKOR 7 – 1Dan OlaruMDA

Quarter-Finals (3 August 2012 — 14:00)

Winner of each match advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 03 Aug 14:13Rick van der VenNED 6 – 0Kuo Cheng-WeiTPE
Match #2 03 Aug 14:00Takaharu FurukawaJPN 6 – 2Khairul Anuar Bin MohamadMAS
Match #3 03 Aug 14:26Oh Jin-HyekKOR 7 – 1Viktor RubanUKR
Match #4 03 Aug 14:39Dai XiaoxiangCHN 6 – 5Kim Bub-MinKOR

Semi-Finals (3 August 2012 — 14:52)

Winner of each match advanced to final round.

Match #1 03 Aug 14:52Takaharu FurukawaJPN 6 – 5Rick van der VenNED
Match #2 03 Aug 15:05Oh Jin-HyekKOR 6 – 5Dai XiaoxiangCHN

Final Round (3 August 2012 — 15:21)

Match #1 03 Aug 15:37Oh Jin-HyekKOR 7 – 1Takaharu FurukawaJPN
Match #2 03 Aug 15:21Dai XiaoxiangCHN 6 – 5Rick van der VenNED