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After win, Ki may advance to Olympics

Korean archer Ki Bo-bae claimed the double crown at the Archery World Cup 2012 Stage 1 in Shanghai on Saturday, increasing her hopes of competing at the London Olympics this summer.

At the women’s recurve individual final, Ki, the 2010 Asian Games gold medalist, beat Fang Yuting of China with a total score of 110-107 with a 6-2 set score (26-26, 27-25, 28-28, 29-28). Ki also claimed the gold medal in the recurve team competition along with Lee Sung-jin and Chang Hye-jin after defeating India 222-212.

In the third-place match, Choi Hyeon-ju beat Miranda Leek of the U.S. in three sets (29-27, 27-26, 29-27) and claimed the bronze medal.

Since the Korea Archery Association said that it will choose three of its four Olympic members based on the results from this tournament and the World Cup Stage 2 in Turkey in May, both Ki and Choi are in good positions to represent Korea in the Summer Games.

The men’s archery team collected no medals in the tournament after falling against Ukraine in the bronze medal match 222-217.

By Joo Kyung-don
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