at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenueCamp Olímpic de Tir amb Arc
Dates31 July – 4 August 1992
No. of events4 (2 men, 2 women)
Competitors136 from 44 nations
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There were four different archery competitions at the 1992 Summer Olympics. The format of the previous Olympics was dropped for this Olympiad, with an entirely new system being put in place.[1]

For the first time, all archery was done at a single distance, 70 metres. All archers took place in the ranking round, in which they shot 144 arrows. These scores were used to determine both individual and team ranks. The top 32 individual archers in each division (men's and women's) were seeded into a single-elimination tournament called the "Olympic round". Nations that sent the maximum number of three archers in either or both division also had the chance for those three archers to compete as a team; the top 16 teams in each division were also seeded into single-elimination tournaments.

Winners of the semifinal in each of the four competitions faced each other for the gold and silver medals, while the semifinal losers faced off for the bronze medal and fourth place. All other rankings were determined by the score of the archer or team in the round they were defeated. That is, fifth through eighth place were determined by the quarterfinal scores of the four archers defeated in the quarterfinals.

Medal summary


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
Sébastien Flute
Chung Jae-hun
 South Korea
Simon Terry
 Great Britain
Men's team
Juan Holgado
Alfonso Menéndez
Antonio Vázquez
Ismo Falck
Jari Lipponen
Tomi Poikolainen
 Great Britain
Steven Hallard
Richard Priestman
Simon Terry
Women's individual
Cho Youn-jeong
 South Korea
Kim Soo-nyung
 South Korea
Natalia Valeeva
 Unified Team
( Moldova)
Women's team
 South Korea
Cho Youn-jeong
Kim Soo-nyung
Lee Eun-kyung
Ma Xiangjun
Wang Hong
Wang Xiaozhu
 Unified Team
Lyudmila Arzhanikova
Khatouna Kvrivichvili
Natalia Valeeva

Medal table

1 South Korea (KOR)2204
2 France (FRA)1001
 Spain (ESP)1001
4 China (CHN)0101
 Finland (FIN)0101
6 Great Britain (GBR)0022
 Unified Team (EUN)0022
Totals (7 entries)44412

Participating nations

A total of 44 nations competed in this sport.


  1. ^ "Archery at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.