Gracenote predicts USA, Korea and China will take Olympic archery titles at Tokyo 2020

24 January 2020
Tokyo, Japan
The model sees archers from nine countries climb the podium at the upcoming Olympics.

Data company Gracenote, which provides data and research services for the Olympic Games, has issued its six-month-out predictions for the medal table at Tokyo 2020.

The model takes into account recent results and past Olympic record.

Korea is predicted to take three golds at Tokyo 2020, with USA and China adding one each. There will be five medals available at the Games for the first time with the debut of the mixed team event.

The company picks world number ones Brady Ellison and Kang Chae Young to take the individual titles.

In 2019, Ellison won the world championships for the first time in his career and Kang only lost one major international match – the final of the worlds. Both archers won gold medals at the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final last season.

Korea is expected to remain unbeaten in the recurve women’s team competition at the Olympics and win the first mixed team title. The Chinese men, who were a somewhat surprise victor at the 2019 Hyundai World Archery Championships, were chosen for the last team medal.

Athletes from Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, Russia, India, Italy and the Netherlands also feature on the Olympic archery podium under Gracenote’s model.

The tournament at the Games rarely goes to form, however.

In 2016, Kim Woojin and Choi Misun arrived at the Olympics as world number ones. Ku Bonchan and Chang Hye Jin took the individual titles.

Four years prior, in London, Oh Jin Hyek and Ki Bo Bae won golds. Brady Ellison and Deepika Kumari were ranked first in the world before the event.

Archery medal table prediction for Tokyo 2020

Prediction by Gracenote.

  •  Korea – 3 gold, 2 silver
  •  China – 1 gold, 1 bronze
  •  USA – 1 gold
  •  Chinese Taipei – 2 silver
  •  Netherlands – 1 silver
  •  India – 1 bronze
  •  Italy – 1 bronze
  •  Malaysia – 1 bronze
  •  Russia – 1 bronze

The archery competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games start on 24 July.