Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-07-24 05:05:00 –
Tokyo >> Sun and teenager Kim Jae-duc have paired up to lead South Korea to the gold medal at the Olympic debut of a mixed archery team event at the Tokyo Olympics.
On a sizzling Saturday at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field, they blocked Gabriela Schloesser and Steve Willer of the Netherlands with a 5-3 tally to bring back yet another archery gold for South Korea. Since the current format was introduced to the Olympic Games in 1988, the country has now won 14 of 17 gold medals at archery team competitions.
In addition, it was the 24th Olympic gold medal of the Korean Archery Program, which was comparable to the country’s most short track speed skating in a particular sport.
Alejandra Valencia and Luis Alvarez joined Mexico to win the bronze medal by knocking off Turkey’s Yasemin Anagos and Mete Gazoz.
The American team of Mackenzie Brown and Brady Ellison was eliminated by Indonesia in the first round.
The future of archery is certainly bright for South Korea, with Anne at only 20 and Kim at only 17, the highest qualifying score in the previous day’s rankings, and Anne set the Olympic record.
Her last arrow sealed Saturday’s victory with a score of “9”.
Matches for mixed team events are determined by the set system. Each set consists of four arrows, with the team with the highest score scoring 2 points (splitting points at the same point). The first team to achieve 5 set points wins the match.
South Korea defeated Bangladesh, India and Mexico for the final. The Netherlands has advanced via Italy, France and Turkey.
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