Archery teams hit bull’s-eye in U.S. event

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Archery teams hit bull’s-eye in U.S. event

The Korean men’s and women’s national archery teams swept the medal count in the third leg of the Archery World Cup qualifying competition in Ogden, Utah, over the weekend, raising hopes for the country ahead of the Guangzhou Asian Games in November.

Organized by the International Archery Federation (FITA), the five-day tournament was one of the qualifying events for the World Cup finals, which will be held next month in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Korea took all three medals in the women’s individual recurve event, with Kim Moon-jung routing teammate Ki Bo-bae 7-1 to win her second gold. Yun Ok-hee completed the sweep by defeating fellow Korean Joo Hyun-jung 6-0 in the third-place match.

Paired with Oh Jin-hyek, Kim also won the recurve mixed team finals against Britain.

Korea’s men also delivered stellar performances, with Kim Woo-jin winning the gold medal 7-3 in the men’s individual recurve event against a fellow Korean. Im Dong-hyun beat Canadian Crispin Duenas by the same score of 7-3 to grab the bronze medal.

The Korean ladies also grabbed gold in the team finals, scoring 209 points against India’s 204 in the recurve category. The men’s team won the bronze medal match against Italy.

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