Rio: South Korea`s Kim Woo-jin made the most of perfect shooting conditions to set a 72-arrow world record in the Olympic archery at the Rio de Janeiro Games on Friday.
The world champion`s total of 700 points during the ranking round at the Sambodromo venue eclipsed the previous record of 699 set by compatriot Im Dong-hyun at the London Olympics four years ago.
Although he dazzled his Olympic rivals and thrilled the small crowd in the terraces, the poker-faced Kim played down his achievement.
"Getting the world record is very important but tomorrow`s matches are more important," the 24-year-old told reporters as sweat dripped from his brow under a hot sun.
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"It`s just the ranking round ... I want to focus on tomorrow, so today`s not really big happy."