Korean archers set first London 2012 world records

The first broken records of London 2012 came courtesy of Korean archers who smashed both team and individual world records

MANILA, Philippines – The Republic of Korea started the men’s archery events with a bang.

Im Dong-hyun, who is legally blind in one eye, shot a new record of 699, beating his previous 72-arrow mark of 696 in the Archery ranking round at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London on Friday, July 28 .

But he didn’t stop there.

The world number two joined teammates Kim Bubmin and Oh Jin-hyek in setting a new world record as well, with a 216-arrow team total of 2,087. Their score is 18 points more than the previous world record.

The trio took the top three spots, followed by Great Britain’s Larry Godfrey, and Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa to round off the top 5.

Scores: Im 699, Kim 698, Oh 690, Godfrey 680, Furukawa 679. – Rappler.com