Republic of Korea wins archery women’s team gold for ninth straight Games

Archery women’s team champions Republic of Korea fire their way to historic victory at Tokyo 2020, while ROC pick up silver at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field.  

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Republic of Korea’s women’s archery team hit the target with a ninth successive win in the event at an Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020 on July 25.

Led by world number one, AN San, who won gold in the mixed archery event the day before, they trounced the Russian Olympic Committee team by 6-0. Twenty-year-old San also broke by seven points an Olympic record set in Atlanta 1996 when she shot 680 points.

After the historic win, An said she felt “honoured” to have won her second gold, before adding: “I’m very happy.”

Since the event was introduced back at Seoul 1988, the Republic of Korea’s women’s archery team has yet to lose a match. They had been firm favourites to win the title going into the event on Day 2 at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field.

The team, which also included JANG Minhee and KANG Chaeyoung, cruised through to the final having beaten Belarus 5-1 in the semi-final before their outstanding performance in the gold medal match against the ROC's Svetlana Gomboeva, Elena Osipova and Ksenia Perova. Germany beat Belarus 5-1 to pick up bronze.

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