Republic of Korea's Kim sets 72-arrow world record

05 Aug 2016

Republic of Korea's Kim Woo-jin 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.

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Although he dazzled his Olympic rivals and thrilled the 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. "It's just the ranking round ... I want to focus on tomorrow, so today's not really big happy."

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