TOKYO: South Korea’s An San broke the women’s Olympic archery record with a score of 680 in the qualifying round on Friday.
On a hot and humid day, An San’s mark topped the score of 673 set by Lina Herasymenko of Ukraine in 1996. An San’s team-mates Jang Minhee (677) and Kang Chae Young (675) were second and third.
Russian Olympic Committee archer Svetlana Gomboeva collapsed in the intense heat and was treated by medical staff. The temperature soared above 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).
In the men’s qualifying round, Kim Je Deok of South Korea posted the top mark of 688, with Brady Ellison of the US second (682) and Oh Jin Hyek of South Korea third (681).
The Olympic debut of the mixed team event will be Saturday.
Published in Dawn, July 24th, 2021