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Women’s archery team continues reign

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Korean female archers celebrate during the team event on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The trio topped Russia in the finals to claim gold.[NEWSIS]

Korea’s dominance in archery has been proven once again as its women’s archery team claimed gold in the archery range at Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday.

The women’s team, the reigning title holder from the 2012 London Olympics, clashed with Russia in the gold medal match Sunday and topped the Russian side with a set score of 5-1 (58-49, 55-51, 51-51).

In the Olympic team archery event, each group gets six arrows per set. A win is equivalent to two points, while a draw is equivalent to one point.

Korea’s Chang Hye-jin, Choi Mi-sun and Ki Bo-bae defeated Taiwan in the semifinals en route to the gold medal match, and the trio remained determined to maintain its momentum against Russia’s Tuiana Dashidorzhieva, Inna Stepanova and Ksenia Perova.

Taking the top spot on the podium once more, Korean women’s team has swept gold from 1988, when the sport became an official medal event, to 2016.

Sunday’s victory came just a day after the Korean men’s team accomplished the same feat, and with two golds already under its belt, Team Korea is already on its way to dominating the podium in archery at this year’s Olympics.
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