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Archery at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Women's Individual

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Stone Mountain Archery Center, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Date Started: July 28, 1996
Date Finished: July 31, 1996
Format: Ranking round consisted of 72 arrows, 18 each at 30 metres, 50 metres, 60 metres, and 70 metres. Matches shot at 70 metres. Matches in rounds 1-3 consisted of 16 arrows. Matches in the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final round consisted of 12 arrows. Tie-breaking for the final placements was done by the following method. Losers in each round were ranked according to the score they shot in that round. Ties in that round were broken by the number of 10s shot in that round and then the number of 9s shot in that round. If still tied the score in the preceding round was used as the tie-breaker, followed by number of 10s, and then number of 9s in the preceding round.

Gold: KOR Kim Gyeong-Uk
Silver: CHN He Ying
Bronze: UKR Olena Sadovnycha

Summary

Korea had become the dominant nation in archery, particularly among the women, but the 1995 World Champion was Moldovan Natalia Valeeva, who would lose in the round of 16 in Atlanta. It was difficult to pick among the Koreans because their team was so strong that players would often compete internationally for 1-2 years and then be surpassed by the new players coming up.

In Atlanta the ranking round was led by Ukrainian Lina Herasymenko, followed by China’s He Ying. He advanced to the final, surviving a shoot-off victory in round two against Norway’s Wenche-Lin Hess. Her opponent in the final was another relatively unknown Korean, Kim Gyeong-Uk. Kim was ranked only 31st in the world, as was He, and had only been eighth in the ranking round. Her most difficult match had come in round three against her teammate, Yun Hye-Yeong, who she defeated only 165-164. The final was a comfortable victory for Kim, 113-107, over He.

Finishing 54th in the ranking round was Italy’s Paola Fantato, who competed from a wheelchair, as she was the victim of poliomyelitis as a child.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kim Gyeong-Uk 26 South Korea KOR Gold
2 He Ying 19 China CHN Silver
3 Olena Sadovnycha 28 Ukraine UKR Bronze
4 Elif Altınkaynak 21 Turkey TUR
5 Olga Yakusheva 21 Belarus BLR
6 Kim Jo-Sun 21 South Korea KOR
7 Wang Xiaozhu 23 China CHN
8 Barbara Mensing 35 Germany GER
9 Yun Hye-Yeong 19 South Korea KOR
10 Alison Williamson 24 Great Britain GBR
11 Joanna Nowicka-Kwaśna 29 Poland POL
12 Natalia Valeeva 26 Moldova MDA
13 Lin Yi-Yin 23 Chinese Taipei TPE
14 Rita Galinovskaya 28 Russia RUS
15 Loedmila Arzjannikova 38 Netherlands NED
16 Janet Dykman 42 United States USA
17 Wenche-Lin Hess 21 Norway NOR
18 Marisol Bréton 21 Mexico MEX
19 Lin Ya-Hua 20 Chinese Taipei TPE
20 Séverine Bonal 24 France FRA
21 Natalia Nasaridze-Çakir 23 Turkey TUR
22 Lindsay Langston 17 United States USA
23 Lina Herasymenko 21 Ukraine UKR
24 Kinue Kodama 23 Japan JPN
25 Katarzyna Klata 23 Poland POL
26 Jenny Sjöwall 24 Sweden SWE
27 Christel Verstegen 23 Netherlands NED
28 Giovanna Aldegani 19 Italy ITA
29 Yang Jianping 16 China CHN
30 Kirstin Lewis 20 South Africa RSA
31 Olga Zabugina-Moroz 29 Belarus BLR
32 Nurfitriyana Saiman-Lantang 34 Indonesia INA
33 Iwona Dzięcioł-Marcinkiewicz 21 Poland POL
34 Sandra Wagner-Sachse 26 Germany GER
35 Christa Bäckman 33 Sweden SWE
36 Danahuri Dahliana 24 Indonesia INA
37 Anna Mozhar 22 Kazakhstan KAZ
38 Nadejda Palovandova 20 Moldova MDA
39 Judi Adams 37 United States USA
40 Cornelia Pfohl 25 Germany GER
41 Ai Ouchi 21 Japan JPN
42 Hamdiah Damanhuri 22 Indonesia INA
43 Kristina Persson-Nordlander 27 Sweden SWE
44 Jargalyn Otgon 39 Mongolia MGL
45 Judit Kovács 40 Hungary HUN
46 Yang Chun-Chi 23 Chinese Taipei TPE
47 Elif Ekşi 29 Turkey TUR
48 Myfanwy Matthews 20 Australia AUS
49 Khatuna Kvrivishvili-Lorig 22 Georgia GEO
50 Makhlukhanum Murzayeva 29 Russia RUS
51 Tímea Kiss 23 Hungary HUN
52 Irina Leonova 35 Kazakhstan KAZ
53 Yelena Tutachikova-Dostay 27 Russia RUS
54 Paola Fantato 36 Italy ITA
55 Nataliya Bilukha 25 Ukraine UKR
56 Misato Koide 17 Japan JPN
57 Deonne Bridger 24 Australia AUS
58 Yana Tunyantse 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
59 Jill Börresen 22 South Africa RSA
60 Giuseppina Di Blasi 17 Italy ITA
61 Leanda Hendricks 33 South Africa RSA
62 Jennifer Mbuta 27 Kenya KEN
63 Ugyen Ugyen 22 Bhutan BHU
64 María Reyes 32 Puerto Rico PUR