The first world records of the London 2012 Olympic Games have been set by a blind South Korean archer – hours before the much-anticipated London 2012 Olympics Opening ceremony.
Im Dong Hyun is legally classified as blind and cannot see out of his right eye, but it did not stop the two-time gold medalist bettering his own leading 72-arrow score in the qualification competition at Lord’s cricket ground in the British capital.
The 26-year-old archer scored 699, which put him top of the standings ahead of compatriots Kim Bubmin and Oh Jin Hyek. The efforts of the trio also delivered a second world record, as South Korea registered a landmark combined total of 2,087 for the team event — a discipline the Asian nation has won gold in at the last two Games.
Category: London 2012 Olympics