South Korea’s women’s archery team, always one of the world’s strongest, has shocked the world by failing to win a medal at the World Championships for the first time in 44 years.
Women’s individual competition where all three of our athletes reached the quarterfinals.
Archery’s first three-time Olympic champion Ahn was the first to fall victim to an upset.
She dropped the first two sets against 19-year-old Casey Coffold of the United States before battling back to take the match to a fifth set.
However, she was unable to pull off the upset, losing the set 6-4.
Next up was the eldest competitor, Kang Chae-young, who was also swept by the Japanese player, who is ranked just 25th in the world.
The youngest, Lee Im-hyun, who had earlier shared the mixed gold medal with Kim Woo-jin, also disappointed.
She was swept aside by an unheralded Czech athlete, and none of the three made it to the quarterfinals.
It was another shock after losing to Indonesia in the round of 16 in the team event.
It’s been 44 years since the world’s strongest Korean women’s recurve team hasn’t won a single medal in either the individual or team events at a world championship.
They failed to qualify for the Paris Olympics, which are awarded to the top three finishers in each event, and will have to try again at the Asian Championships in November.
[Kim Sung-hoon/Archery Team General Manager: “We are 바카라 left with a lot of disappointment, but we will use this as a springboard to prepare even more thoroughly and do our best to have good results in the remaining international competitions.”]
The men’s recurve team won the gold medal in the team event, but like the women’s team, they were unable to win an individual medal.