‘Blind’ archer smashes London Olympics’ first world recordJuly 27th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) South Korea’s Im Dong-hyun claimed the first of world records of the London Olympics Friday with a stunning display in the men’s archery ranking round at Lord’s.
Dong-hyun broke his own 72-arrow mark of 696 by three points and was also part of a record in the team shoot.
The Korean, who suffers from strong myopia and is registered as blind, says he just aims at a “blob of yellow colour” in the centre of the target 70 metres away.
Alongside Kim Bubmin and Oh Jin-hyek, he helped register a 216-arrow total of 2,087 - smashing the world record by 18 points.
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