Korea continue domination of women's archery in team event

Society Materials 10 August 2008 18:01 (UTC +04:00)

The South Korean women's archery team set a world record on its way to gold in a rain-delayed final at the Beijing Olympics Sunday, the dpa reported.

Korea, which has won every women's team event in the sport since its introduction as an Olympic sport in 1988, beat China in the final by 224 points to 215 but also managed a new world-best mark of 231 in the quarter-final defeat of Italy.

France beat Great Britain 203- 201 in the bronze medal match.

After overcoming France in the semi-finals, the Korean team made up of Joo Hyun-Jung, Park Sung-Hyun and Yun Ok-Hee also proved too strong for host country China's team of Chen Ling, Guo Dan and Zhang Juan Juan.

Korea were one ahead after the first end and doubled that by the halfway stage.

But it was the third end that proved decisive as two perfect 10 scores from by Joo and Park helped extend the lead to six, while further perfect scores in the final end by Joo and Yun merely cemented the victory.