LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Im Dong-hyun, a legally blind South Korean archer, broke a world record at the Olympics 2012 games today. Im Dong-hyun held the previous record. But the good news didn’t end there for South Korean archers. Teammates Kim Bub-min and Oh Jin-hyek also broke Dong-hyun’s previous world record in their performances today.
The excitement heated up during the ranking round of the Olympic 2012 games. Dong-hyun’s performance marked the first world record of these games. Dong-hyun won gold in the last two Olympic games as well.
Dong-hyun is legally blind and suffers from strong myopia. He tells news that he is delighted with his performance. But he admits this is still the ranking round. He ended the first round with a 699 score. He is followed by Kim Bub-min with 698, and Oh Jin-hyek with 690 ranked third.
During the 2008 Games, he told news “It was an electrifying match. I came from behind to beat a great player so this feels even better for me than the gold medal I got from the team competition (from the day before).”