Blind archer wins gold at the Beijing Olympics

Reuters has a fantastic story on Im Dong-hyun who is a world champion archer from South Korea who is legally blind.

“He can see at 20 feet what a person with perfect vision can see at 200 feet. That makes Im legally blind.”

“I’ve practiced using glasses before but actually it makes me feel less comfortable when I shoot,” he said.

“For me, seeing the target and not seeing the target doesn’t make any difference.”

Im has already won a gold medal in the team competition and is favorite going into the men’s individual.

Posted by Mike 10 years ago

filed under: Archery, Men's Individual, Men's Team, South Korea

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