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Archery at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Individual

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Olympic Green Archery Field, Beijing Olympic Green, Beijing
Date Started: August 9, 2008
Date Finished: August 15, 2008
Format: Ranking round consisted of 72 arrows at 70 m. Matches 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. Matches shot entirely at 70 metres.

Gold: UKR Viktor Ruban
Silver: KOR Park Gyeong-Mo
Bronze: RUS Bair Badyonov

Summary

The 2008 ranking round had an unusual flavor at the top as Mexico’s Juan René Serrano led, followed by India’s Mangal Singh and the Ukrainian Viktor Ruban, as 2007 World Champion Im Dong-Hyeon placed only eighth. Im would go out in round three, losing to 2000 silver medalist Vic Wunderle. With Im eliminated, the favorite became his teammate Park Gyeong-Mo, who was leading the 2008 World Cup (along with Im) at the time of the Beijing Olympics. Park made it to the final, where he faced Ruban. The two were tied after 11 arrows, 103-103, but Ruban won the gold medal with a perfect 10 on his final arrow, winning 113-112. Despite dominating the sport since the late 1980s, this continued the Korean gold medal shut-out in the Olympic men’s individual event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Viktor Ruban 27 Ukraine UKR Gold
2 Park Gyeong-Mo 32 South Korea KOR Silver
3 Bair Badyonov 32 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Juan René Serrano 24 Mexico MEX
5 Juan Carlos Stevens 39 Cuba CUB
6T Vic Wunderle 32 United States USA
6T Ryuichi Moriya 23 Japan JPN
8 Cheng Chu Sian 22 Malaysia MAS
9 Im Dong-Hyeon 23 South Korea KOR
10T Balzhinima Tsyrempilov 32 Russia RUS
10T Jay Lyon 22 Canada CAN
12 Jacek Proć 26 Poland POL
13 Maksim Kunda 19 Belarus BLR
14T Rafał Dobrowolski 24 Poland POL
14T Lee Chang-Hwan 26 South Korea KOR
16 Al Wills 27 Great Britain GBR
17T Daniel Morillo 20 Spain ESP
17T Oleksandr Serdiuk 30 Ukraine UKR
19T Magnus Petersson 33 Sweden SWE
19T Kuo Cheng-Wei 24 Chinese Taipei TPE
19T Sky Kim 25 Australia AUS
22T Marco Galiazzo 25 Italy ITA
22T Wang Cheng-Pang 21 Chinese Taipei TPE
22T Yusuf Göktuğ Ergin 23 Turkey TUR
25T Ilario Di Buò 51 Italy ITA
25T Mangal Singh 24 India IND
27 Brady Ellison 19 United States USA
28 Butch Johnson 52 United States USA
29 Michael Naray 38 Australia AUS
30 Matti Hatava 27 Finland FIN
31T Alexandru Bodnar 18 Romania ROU
31T Chen Szu-Yuan 27 Chinese Taipei TPE
33T Takaharu Furukawa 23 Japan JPN
33T Li Wenquan 22 China CHN
35 Romain Girouille 20 France FRA
36T Andrey Abramov 24 Russia RUS
36T Piotr Piątek 26 Poland POL
36T Larry Godfrey 32 Great Britain GBR
39T Crispin Duenas 22 Canada CAN
39T Jiang Lin 26 China CHN
41T Markiyan Ivashko 29 Ukraine UKR
41T Calvin Hartley 20 South Africa RSA
43T Nay Myo Aung 22 Myanmar MYA
43T Jean-Charles Valladont 19 France FRA
43T Muhammad Marbawi 25 Malaysia MAS
43T Xue Haifeng 28 China CHN
47T Wan Khalmizam 21 Malaysia MAS
47T Jens Pieper 40 Germany GER
49 Simon Terry 34 Great Britain GBR
50T Ali Salem 35 Qatar QAT
50T Nuno Pombo 30 Portugal POR
52T Luis Eduardo Vélez 22 Mexico MEX
52T Mark Javier 26 Philippines PHI
52T Daniel Pavlov 40 Bulgaria BUL
55 Matthew Gray 35 Australia AUS
56T Martin Bulíř 39 Czech Republic CZE
56T Tashi Peljor 30 Bhutan BHU
58T Mauro Nespoli 20 Italy ITA
58T Luiz Silva 30 Brazil BRA
60 Hojjatollah Vaezi 31 Iran IRI
61 Niels Dall 23 Denmark DEN
62 Maged Youssef 30 Egypt EGY
63 J. D. Burnes 20 Canada CAN
64 Joseph Muaausa 46 Samoa SAM