The first record has officially been shattered at the Tokyo Olympics.
South Korean archer An San scored 680 out of a possible 720 points to top the women’s individual qualification round and break an Olympic record that has stood since 1996.
San’s two teammates rounded out the top three seeds in the women’s ranking round. Jang Minhee finished second with 677 points, and world-record holder Kang Chae Young finished third with 675.
All three South Koreans broke the previous 25-year-old Olympic record score of 673, set by Lina Herasymenko of Ukraine.
The South Korean women also set a new Olympic record in the team event, which uses the combined results of each country’s three archers, with 2,032 points. Mexico is seeded second with 1,976 and Team USA is third with 1,970.
Olympic record! An San wins women’s #archery qualifying with 680 points. 👏#StrongerTogether | @worldarchery pic.twitter.com/2Ifcu8viFM— Olympics (@Olympics) July 23, 2021
Olympic record! An San wins women’s #archery qualifying with 680 points. 👏#StrongerTogether | @worldarchery pic.twitter.com/2Ifcu8viFM