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August 09, 2008

South Korean Park ties women's archery record

BEIJING (AP) Defending Olympic champion Park Sung-hyun's record-tying effort highlighted South Korea's dominance on the opening day of women's archery competition Saturday.

Park's score of 673 in the individual ranking round equaled the Olympic record set by Lina Herasymenko of the Ukraine in 1996. Park set the still-standing world record of 682 in the same round in 2004.

South Korean Yun Ok-hee, who holds the world's No. 1 ranking, finished second with a score of 667, while teammate Joo Hyun-jung followed with a score of 664.

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