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WORLD RECORD! South Korea`s Kim Woo-jin sets 72-arrow archery record at Rio Olympics

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.

Last Updated: Friday, August 5, 2016 - 20:39
WORLD RECORD! South Korea`s Kim Woo-jin sets 72-arrow archery record at Rio Olympics

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.

"It`s just the ranking round ... I want to focus on tomorrow, so today`s not really big happy."

Reuters
First Published: Friday, August 5, 2016 - 20:36

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