Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Dekelia Archery Field, Akharnes; Panathenaic Stadium, Athina
Date Started: August 12, 2004
Date Finished: August 20, 2004
Format: Teams consisted of three archers. Ranking rounds scores based on scores carried over from individual ranking round. Matches consisted of 27 arrows, 9 by each archer. 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. Team event shot entirely at 70 metres.
Korea had won every Olympic gold medal in this event, triumphing in 1988-2000. They had also won the 2003 World Championships, reversing some surprising results when Italy won the 1999 Worlds and China won in 2001. As they had in 1992 and 1996 the Korean women set a world record in the ranking round, confirming their favorite status. Korea then had two easy victories before they faced the 2001 World Champion Chinese in the final round. With three arrows left the match was in the balance and Korea’s shooter [Park Seong-Hyeon] needed 27 points for the gold medal. After a 9 and an 8 on the first two shots, she needed a 10 for the victory and came through, to extend the Korean winning streak in this event to five. The bronze medal was won by Chinese Taipei, as three different Asian nations stood on the podium.