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Archery at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Individual

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Archery Park, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 16, 2000
Date Finished: September 19, 2000
Format: Ranking round consisted of 72 arrows, 18 each at 30 metres, 50 metres, 70 metres, and 90 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. Matches shot entirely at 70 metres.

Gold: KOR Yun Mi-Jin
Silver: KOR Kim Nam-Sun
Bronze: KOR Kim Su-Nyeong

Summary

Korean women were by now dominant in the sport. They had won the individual gold medal at every Olympics since 1984, and the team gold medal every time the event had been contested, since 1988. Their team had world champions, world record holders, and Asian Games champions, but it was so strong that none of them qualified for the Sydney Olympics, as three "new" archers appeared in Sydney. One was actually not quite so new. Kim Su-Nyeong had won the 1988 Olympic gold medal and the 1989 and 1991 World Championship, and was considered the greatest women's archer ever. After winning individual silver at the 1992 Olympics, she had retired, but came back in 1999 and made the 2000 Korean archery team.

The matches saw all three Koreans advance to the semi-finals, where they were joined by surprising North Korean Choe Ok-Sil. Kim lost to her teammate Yun Mi-Jin 107-105, while Choe went out to Kim Nam-Sun 114-107. Kim Su-Nyeong defeated Choe in the bronze medal match to give Korea the medal sweep. The gold medal went to Yun, in a close 107-106 victory over Kim Nam-Sun. Yun would later win the 2003 World Championship.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Yun Mi-Jin 17 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Kim Nam-Sun 20 South Korea KOR Silver
3 Kim Su-Nyeong 29 South Korea KOR Bronze
4 Choe Ok-Sil 26 North Korea PRK
5 Sayoko Kawauchi-Kitabatake 21 Japan JPN
6 Nataliya Bolotova 37 Russia RUS
7 Natalia Valeeva 30 Italy ITA
8 Joanna Nowicka-Kwaśna 34 Poland POL
9 Alison Williamson 28 Great Britain GBR
10 He Ying 23 China CHN
11 Michelle Tremelling 31 Australia AUS
12 Yang Jianping 20 China CHN
13 Anna Łęcka 20 Poland POL
14 Karen Scavotto 18 United States USA
15 Cristina Ioriatti 27 Italy ITA
16 Kateryna Serdiuk 17 Ukraine UKR
17 Nataliya Burdeina 26 Ukraine UKR
18 Karin Larsson 24 Sweden SWE
19 Melissa Jennison 18 Australia AUS
20 Wen Chia-Ling 22 Chinese Taipei TPE
21 Olena Sadovnycha 32 Ukraine UKR
22 Kate Fairweather 25 Australia AUS
23 Liu Pi-Yu 31 Chinese Taipei TPE
24 Cornelia Pfohl 29 Germany GER
25 Lin Yi-Yin 27 Chinese Taipei TPE
26 Hamdiah Damanhuri 26 Indonesia INA
27 Yaremis Pérez 19 Cuba CUB
28 Elif Altınkaynak 26 Turkey TUR
29 Barbara Mensing 39 Germany GER
30 Anna Karasyova 22 Belarus BLR
31 Petra Ericsson 27 Sweden SWE
32 Kirstin Lewis 24 South Africa RSA
33 Almudena Gallardo 21 Spain ESP
34 Khatuna Phutkaradze-Narimanidze 26 Georgia GEO
35 Zekiye Keskin Şatır 24 Turkey TUR
36 Erika Reyes 26 Mexico MEX
37 Agata Bulwa 25 Poland POL
38 Yu Hui 20 China CHN
39 Vladlena Priestman 32 Great Britain GBR
40 Mayumi Asano 24 Japan JPN
41 Evangelia Psarra 26 Greece GRE
42 Natalia Nasaridze-Çakir 27 Turkey TUR
43 Tshering Chhoden 20 Bhutan BHU
44 Denise Parker 26 United States USA
45 Katja Brix Poulsen 23 Denmark DEN
46 Khatuna Kvrivishvili-Lorig 26 Georgia GEO
47 Yelena Plotnikova 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
48 Sylvie Pissis 37 France FRA
49 Alexandra Fouace 21 France FRA
50 Katri Suutari 24 Finland FIN
51 Edisbel Martínez 20 Cuba CUB
52 Denisse van Lamoen 21 Chile CHI
53 Janet Dykman 46 United States USA
54 Sandra Wagner-Sachse 31 Germany GER
55 Kristina Persson-Nordlander 31 Sweden SWE
56 Jill Börresen 26 South Africa RSA
57 Wenche-Lin Hess 25 Norway NOR
58 Irene Franchini 19 Italy ITA
59 Jennifer Chan 35 Philippines PHI
60 Asmat Diasamidze 27 Georgia GEO
61 Olga Zabugina-Moroz 33 Belarus BLR
62 Win Thi Thi 29 Myanmar MYA
63 Henriette Youanga 42 Central African Republic CAF
64 Margaret Tumusiime 38 Uganda UGA