Men's Team

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 [...]

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Following on from the Korean women’s gold medal yesterday in the team archery event, the Korean men’s team also won gold just now.
They set an Olympic record of 227 defeating Italy. China won the bronze medal, defeating Ukraine.
Gold - Korea - 227
Dong-Hyun Im
Chang-Hwan Lee
Kyung-Mo Park
Silver - Italy
Ilario Di Buo’
Marco Galiazzo
Mauro Nespoli
Bronze - China
Lin Jiang
LI [...]

Archery is said to be for South Korea as table tennis is for China. Korean women hold every world record in the outdoor recurve discipline as used in the Olympics.
South Korea has even made their training center a replica of the venue being used for the Beijing Olympics. Coaches make noise in the [...]

Three men have sewn up places in the Canadian archery team at the team trials which ended on Monday in Toronto.
There were 14 starters at the three day event but it was Crispin Duenas from Toronto, Jay Lyon of Winnipeg and John David (J.D.) Burnes also of Toronto who clinched the three Olympic berths.
It will [...]