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(Olympics) S. Korean archer Lee Seung-yun reaches round of 16 in men's individual

All Headlines 22:35 August 09, 2016

By Yoo Jee-ho

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korean archer Lee Seung-yun cruised to the round of 16 in the men's individual competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Tuesday.

Lee, who helped South Korea to the team gold medal last Saturday, won both of his elimination matches at Sambodromo and will resume his gold medal quest on Friday.

Lee, world No. 8, began the day by defeating Daniel Rezende Xavier of Brazil by the set score of 6-2 (28-22, 30-27, 27-28, 28-26).

Each set consists of three arrows. A set win is worth two points and a draw is worth one point. The first archer to reach six points is the winner.

Next, Lee beat Miguel Alvarino Garcia of Spain 7-1 (28-27, 29-23, 29-29, 28-27).

On Monday, Kim Woo-jin, the first South Korean man to enter the individual event, was knocked out in the round of 32. Ku Bon-chan, the third member of the team, will take the range on Wednesday.

On the women's side, Ki Bo-bae has reached the round of 16. Chang Hye-jin is scheduled to compete later Tuesday, with Choi Mi-sun lined up for action Wednesday.

jeeho@yna.co.kr
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