Which Country Won the London Olympics 2012 in Archery?

Published 07/03/2021, 7:56 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 12: Brady Ellison of the United States competes in the Men’s Individual round of 8 Elimination Round on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)


Archery has been ever-present in the Summer Olympics since 1972. In London Olympics 2012, four archery events were part of the Olympic program.

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At Summer Olympics, only the recurve archery discipline is included. 128 archers from around the world competed in London. The mixed team event is the newest addition to the archery event at the Tokyo Olympics.

South Korea’s archery team continued its dominance in the sport, followed by Italy and China. Unexpectedly, USA finished in the sixth position.

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South Korean archers shine in London

The Korean team clean swept the gold medals in individual events, while successfully reached the podium in all four events.

Oh Jin-hyek clinched the gold in archery men’s individual event, whereas Ki Bo-bae won in women’s individual event. On the other hand, in the team events, South Korea clinched the gold in the women’s event and bronze in the men’s event.

Here is the list of South Koreans who reached the podium finish at London Olympics 2012:

  • Men’s individual event: Jin-hyek (gold)
  • Women’s individual event: Ki Bo-bae (gold),
  • Men’s team event: Im Dong-hyun, Kim Bub-min, and Oh Jin-hyek (bronze)
  • Women’s team event: Choi Hyeon-ju, Ki Bo-bae, and Lee Sung-jin (gold)
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South Korea leads the medal charts with the most number of Olympic medals in archery. Followed by USA in the second position. However, in London Olympics, US archers did not have their best outing.

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Here is a full list of athletes who won the archery events at London Olympics 2021:

Archery EventsGold Silver Bronze
Men’s individualOh Jin-hyek 

(South Korea)

Takaharu Furukawa

(Japan)

Xiaoxiang

(China)

Men’s teamMichele Frangilli, Marco Galiazzo and Mauro Nespoli

(Italy)

Brady Ellison, Jake Kaminski, and Jacob Wukie

(USA)

Im Dong-hyun, Kim Bub-min, and Oh Jin-hyek

(South Korea)

Women’s individualKi Bo- Bae

(South Korea)

Aída Román

(Mexico)

Mariana Avitia

(Mexico)

Women’s teamChoi Hyeon-ju, Ki Bo-bae, and Lee Sung-jin

(South Korea)

Cheng Ming, Fang Yuting and Xu Jing

(China)

Ren Hayakawa, Miki Kanie and Kaori Kawanaka

(Japan)

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