The 720 Round, also known as an Olympic Round, is a long-distance target archery competition which is the standard for the Olympic Games. It consists of seventy-two total arrows, each worth a maximum of ten points shot at a distance of 70 meters (approx 77 yards) for recurve archers and 50 meters for archers using compound bows. The maximum score is 10×72=720 points, which is where the name of the round is derived.
The Elimination and Final Rounds
For the Elimination Round, archers are seeded according to their positions in the Qualifying Round. They shoot a series of matches in groups, each match consisting of the best of five sets of three arrows for recurve and five ends of three arrows for compound.
The Finals Round, consists of the eight athletes remaining from the Elimination round shooting individual matches, each match consisting of the best of five sets of three arrows for recurve and five ends of three arrows for compound, culminating in the gold Medal match.