Archery at the Rio 2016 Olympics: All you need to know

Archery - four gold medals available
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Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Dates: 5-21 August Time in Rio: BST -4
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How does it work?

Archers shoot from 70m at a target face divided into 10 scoring rings. The central, highest-scoring ring is the size of a DVD. You get 10 points for hitting that, and one point for hitting the outermost ring.

There are men's and women's individual and team events, which start with a ranking round to determine the seedings for the knockout stage.

Individual matches are best of five sets, with archers shooting three arrows each per set, while the team event is best of four sets.

Who are the favourites?

South Korea won three of the four gold medals in London, and such is their strength that reigning men's champion Oh Jin-hyek did not even make the team for Rio. His countryman, world champion Kim Woo-jin, is tipped to take the title.

Among the women, South Korean Ki Bo-bae is back to defend her Olympic crown, with team-mate Choi Misun likely to be her biggest threat.

What about the British prospects?

Patrick Huston and Naomi Folkard will compete in the individual competitions but medal chances are slim. For the first time since 2000, Britain will have no representation in either team event.

When is it on?

Begins on Saturday, 6 August with the last events on the following Friday.

I didn't know that...

The arrow travels up to 140mph, meaning it takes about one second from release to hitting the target.

Previous British medallists:

Total: 9 (source: IOC) (Gold: 2, Silver: 2, Bronze: 5)

Most recent British golds:

1908 - William Dod (York round), Sybil Newall (national round)

Most recent British medal:

2004 - Alison Williamson (bronze, women's individual)

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