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Archery at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Team

Archery at the 1988 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Hwarang Archery Field, Seoul
Date Started: September 27, 1988
Date Finished: October 1, 1988
Format: Three-man teams. FITA Ranking Round (scores carried over from the individual event), followed by elimination rounds. Elimination rounds consisted of 108 arrows, 27 at each distance, 36 per archer, 9 per archer at each distance.

Gold: KOR South Korea
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: GBR Great Britain

Summary

This was the first men’s Olympic team championship since 1920, but team titles had been contested at the World Championships since 1937. The United States won every World Championship from 1959-83, but Korea won in 1985 and Germany triumphed in 1987. The 1988 Olympic championship came down to Korea against the United States with Korea pulling away over the 90 metre distance. Great Britain won a surprising bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 South Korea KOR Gold
2 United States USA Silver
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Finland FIN
5 Soviet Union URS
6 Japan JPN
7 Chinese Taipei TPE
8 Sweden SWE
9 Italy ITA
10 France FRA
11 Denmark DEN
12 Mexico MEX
13 Australia AUS
14 Turkey TUR
15 Belgium BEL
16 Canada CAN
17 Spain ESP
18 West Germany FRG
19 China CHN
20 India IND
21 Zimbabwe ZIM
22 Bhutan BHU