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Archery at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Individual

Archery at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Sambadrome, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 5, 2016
Date Finished: August 12, 2016
Format: Ranking round consisted of 72 arrows at 70 m. Matches consisted of up to 5 sets of 3 arrows, first player to reach 6 points. 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: KOR Ku Bon-Chan
Silver: FRA Jean-Charles Valladont
Bronze: USA Brady Ellison


Despite having only one archer in the semi-finals, [Ku Bon-Chan] secured the fourth gold of the Games for Korea. He had two close matches in the quarter-final and semi-final against Australia’s [Taylor Worth] and American [Brady Ellison] respectively, winning both with one-arrow tie-breakers after 5-5 ties. Ku also needed five sets against [Jean-Charles Valladont] in the final despite looking like the easy winner after three sets. He had already celebrated victory, when one of Valladont’s arrows was upgraded in score, bringing the overall score to 5-1 and reviving the Frenchman’s hopes. Valladont won the fourth set to get to within two points of the Ku at 3-5, but some eights by the Frenchman enabled the Korean to get back on the winning track as Ku took the fifth set 27-26 and with it the gold medal. Brady Ellison took bronze after beating his neighbour in the world ranking list, the Netherland’s [Sjef van den Berg], 6-2. This was Ellison’s first individual medal after two team silver medals in 2012 and 2016. Another Korean, [Kim Woo-Jin], who set new World and Olympic records in the ranking round, was beaten in the last 32 by [Riau Ega Agatha] from Indonesia. Kim, who came to Rio as top of the world rankings, was one of two of the top six ranked archers not to reach the semi-final, despite his impressive performance in the ranking round.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ku Bon-Chan 23 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Jean-Charles Valladont 27 France FRA Silver
3 Brady Ellison 27 United States USA Bronze
4 Sjef van den Berg 21 Netherlands NED
5 Taylor Worth 25 Australia AUS
6 Mauro Nespoli 28 Italy ITA
7 Lee Seung-Yun 21 South Korea KOR
8 Takaharu Furukawa 31 Japan JPN
9T Riau Ega Agatha 24 Indonesia INA
9T Witthaya Thamwong 28 Thailand THA
9T Atanu Das 24 India IND
9T Ricardo Soto 16 Chile CHI
9T Antonio Fernández 25 Spain ESP
9T Florian Floto 28 Germany GER
9T Juan Rodríguez 24 Spain ESP
9T Zach Garrett 21 United States USA
17T Kim Woo-Jin 24 South Korea KOR
17T Sultan Duzelbayev 22 Kazakhstan KAZ
17T Wei Chun-Heng 22 Chinese Taipei TPE
17T Viktor Ruban 35 Ukraine UKR
17T Adrian Andrés Puentes 28 Cuba CUB
17T Miguel Alvariño 22 Spain ESP
17T Bernardo Oliveira 23 Brazil BRA
17T Mete Gazoz 17 Turkey TUR
17T David Pasqualucci 20 Italy ITA
17T Elías Malavé 26 Venezuela VEN
17T Mohamad Khairul Anuar 24 Malaysia MAS
17T Patrick Huston 20 Great Britain GBR
17T BÃ¥rd Nesteng 37 Norway NOR
17T Robin Ramaekers 21 Belgium BEL
17T Crispin Duenas 30 Canada CAN
17T Jake Kaminski 27 United States USA
33T Gavin Sutherland 37 Zimbabwe ZIM
33T Xing Yu 25 China CHN
33T Gu Xuesong 23 China CHN
33T Muhammad Wijaya 19 Indonesia INA
33T Rob Elder 35 Fiji FIJ
33T Jantsangiin Gantögs 44 Mongolia MGL
33T Hendra Purnama 19 Indonesia INA
33T Philippe Kouassi 36 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
33T Jit Bahadur Muktan 36 Nepal NEP
33T Ernesto Boardman 23 Mexico MEX
33T Lucas Daniel 21 France FRA
33T Daniel Xavier 33 Brazil BRA
33T Anton Prilepov 32 Belarus BLR
33T Alec Potts 20 Australia AUS
33T Pierre Plihon 26 France FRA
33T Arne Jensen 18 Tonga TGA
33T Areneo David 21 Malawi MAW
33T Kao Hao-Wen 21 Chinese Taipei TPE
33T Wang Dapeng 19 China CHN
33T Ahmed El-Nemr 37 Egypt EGY
33T Samuli Piippo 36 Finland FIN
33T Andrés Pila 25 Colombia COL
33T Rick van der Ven 25 Netherlands NED
33T Boris Baláž 18 Slovakia SVK
33T Mitch Dielemans 23 Netherlands NED
33T Yu Guan-Lin 22 Chinese Taipei TPE
33T Ryan Tyack 25 Australia AUS
33T Muhammad Akmal Nor Hasrin 21 Malaysia MAS
33T Kamaruddin Haziq 23 Malaysia MAS
33T Marco Galiazzo 33 Italy ITA
33T Marcus D’Almeida 18 Brazil BRA
33T Ali El-Ghrari 19 Libya LBA