A ranking round is used to rank the athletes for the head-to-head elimination bracket. The athletes then shoot in a knockout elimination round, shooting in pairs, with the top ranked athlete shooting against the lowest ranked athlete and so on. The competition is the best of five sets, with each athlete shooting three arrows per set.
Athletes score two points for winning the set, and one point for a draw. The first athlete to six points wins the match.
If a match is tied, a single-arrow shoot-off is held – the nearest to the centre of the target wins.
At the end of the knockout stage the winners of the semi-final matches compete in the gold-medal match and the remaining two athletes compete in the bronze-medal match.
For more information, please go to the International Paralympic Committee website.
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