In 100 Meter Dash or Canoeing, there is no space to let all Participants run at once, hence there are numerous qualification rounds where 10 (or a little more) Participants run and try to get selected for the final round. This final round is not 1-on-1, rather it is all-at-once with all qualifying Participants. This makes sense, because each Participant has to run as fast as possible without competitive strategies or competitive tactics.
[[ If 100 Meter Dash were 1-on-1, it would take ages to complete ! ]]
Here, I have used and highlighted competitive, for lack of a better word; I am using it to mean that there are no reactionary or defensive actions in Racing.
In Boxing or Wrestling, it is 1-on-1 where each Pair has one winner who moves to the next round. This makes sense because the Participants fight with competitive strategies or competitive tactics. The final match is against the 2 Best Participants.
[[ If Boxing were all-at-once, the results would be random ! ]]
Here too, I have used and highlighted competitive, in the same sense; I am using it to mean that there are reactionary & defensive actions in Boxing & Wrestling.
In Olympic Shooting, according to the Schedule , there was one all-at-once qualification round with 50 Participants where 8 qualified for the all-at-once finals.
While Shooting is similar to Archery with some other weapon, there was no 1-on-1 format. There was some rationale to select all-at-once rather than 1-on-1 here.
In Archery, the participants have to hit the target to get Highest Points, without competitive strategies or competitive tactics. It is similar to 100 Meter Dash and not similar to Boxing. The Archery results would be the same if it were all-at-once (with qualification rounds, if required) and it would be completed faster. [[ faster in terms of total number of rounds & number of rounds to reach the finals ]]
In the Schedule [[ https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic-games/en/results/archery/olympic-schedule-and-results.htm ]] we see that Archery is 1-on-1, taking too much time or rather too many rounds. Why is that ?
Here is an alternative : Why not let 8 teams Participate all-at-once in 2 qualification rounds ? The top 4+4 can move to the finals. In this way, there is the Possibility of having more teams Participate at the Olympics.
While Archery is similar to Shooting with some other weapon, there was no all-at-once format. I am looking for the rationale to select 1-on-1 rather than all-at-once here.