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Archery at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Team

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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 11, 2008
Format: Teams consisted of three archers. Ranking rounds scores based on scores carried over from individual ranking round. 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. Matches consisted of 27 arrows, 9 per archer.

Gold: KOR South Korea
Silver: ITA Italy
Bronze: CHN China

Summary

Korea had won every major international event since 2003, including the 2004 Olympics, the 2005 and 2007 World Championships, and the 2006 Asian Championships. Korea led the ranking round and had an opening round bye. They then won two close matches against Poland and China to move into the final against Italy. The final was also closely fought but Korea hung on to win, 227-225, defending their gold medal. In the bronze medal match China faced the Ukraine, the 2004 bronze medalists, with China winning 222-219.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Italy ITA Silver
3 China CHN Bronze
4 Ukraine UKR
5 Poland POL
6 Malaysia MAS
7 Chinese Taipei TPE
8 Russia RUS
9T United States USA
9T Australia AUS
11 Canada CAN
12 Great Britain GBR