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.
The two top women’s archery nations since 1979 were Korea and the Soviet Union. Having swept the medals in the individual event, Korea was expected to win the women’s team event easily. They won the ranking round by a huge margin. In the final round, both the United States and unheralded Indonesian team outshot the Soviet Union, and tied with 952 points for the other two medals. In a shoot-out, Indonesia defeated the USA 72-67 for the silver medal. The Korean women’s gold medal started their Olympic winning streak in this event, which remained intact through the 2012 Olympics.