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Rio Olympics: Archery World No. 1 Kim Woo-jin knocked out in huge upset

As a modest crowd in the terraces roared, Kim slumped with his head down while his team mates looked on in dismay.

Last Updated: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 23:14
Rio Olympics: Archery World No. 1 Kim Woo-jin knocked out in huge upset

Rio de Janeiro: South Korea`s world number one Kim Woo-jin suffered a stunning defeat by unheralded Indonesian Riau Ega Agatha in the second round of the men`s individual archery event at the Rio Games on Monday sending shockwaves through the sport.

Kim, who won gold in the men`s team event on Saturday, was tipped to vie with his compatriots for the individual title but was devastated after succumbing to a 6-2 loss on a breezy afternoon at the Sambodromo.

Ega Agatha, a 24-year-old from Surabaya in eastern Java province, lost the opening set but stunned 24-year-old Kim in the next three, slamming the door shut with two brilliant shots that landed flush in the gold target for two perfect scores.

As a modest crowd in the terraces roared, Kim slumped with his head down while his team mates looked on in dismay.

Ega Agatha flashed a huge grin and high-fived his coach after setting up a match with Italy`s Mauro Nespoli in the third round.

 

 

Reuters
First Published: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 23:14

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