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Amazing! South Korean Archer Kim Woo-jin Sets first World Record of Rio Olympics ahead of Official Opening

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 05: Woojin Kim of Korea (C) competes during the Men's Individual Ranking Round on Day 0 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo Olympic Archery venue on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Kim Woo-jin of South Korea (C) competes during the Men’s Individual Ranking Round on Day 0 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo Olympic Archery venue on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

South Korean world champion Kim Woo-jin on Friday set the first world record of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with a score of 700 in the 72-arrow ranking round.

The 24-year-old’s score exceeded the mark of 699 set by his countryman Im Dong-Hyun at London 2012.

The ranking round decides the draw for the Olympic round, in which archers compete in a knockout tournament.

“It’s just the ranking round, so today’s not really big happy. Getting the world record is important, but tomorrow’s matches are more important,” said Kim, referring to the men’s team title which is decided on Saturday.

The knockout rounds of the individual competition begin on Monday with the final scheduled to start on Aug. 13.

Photo Credit: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

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