Rio Olympic: South Korean archer sets first record

Latest Update: August 5, 2016 | 426 Views

Rio de Janeiro: South Korean archer Kim Woo-Jin grabbed the first world record of the Rio Olympics on Friday — before the Games had even officially begun.

The opening ceremony later Friday promises to be a party, but the world number one and a quadruple world champion was already celebrating after scoring a world record 700 for 72 arrows in the menĀ“s individual ranking round at the Sambodromo.

Kim, 24, went just one point better than the previous record, set by compatriot Im Dong-Hyun in London four years ago.

Kim beat off the American Brady Ellison (690 points), who won silver in London, and David Pasqualucci of Italy (685 pts).