All archery was done at a range of 70 metres. 75 archers competed. They began with a 144-arrow ranking round. The top 32 individual archers were seeded into a single-elimination tournament called the "Olympic round". In all matches, losers were eliminated and received a final rank determined by their score in that round, with the exception of the semifinals. The losers of the semifinals competed in the bronze medal match. The scores of the ranking round were also used to determine the team ranks for the team competition.