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Korea's Kim Woojin sets world record at Rio Games; India’s Atanu Das in fifth place of men’s individual recurve qualification round

Atanu DasRio de Janeiro: Republic of Korea’s Kim Woojin scored 700 with 72 arrows in the men's individual ranking round at Sambodromo on Friday morning. 

Speaking about the feat, Woojin told the Olympic News Service that he practised more than everyone else and gave his best for the entire round.

"Tomorrow there is a more important match. In terms of celebrating today, nothing – I want to focus on tomorrow’s match. "I want to focus on the Games now but later, maybe, I’ll get to enjoy Brazil,” he said.

Meanwhile, India’s Atanu Das shot an impressive 683 to finish in the fifth place of the men’s individual recurve qualification round. Lying 10th after first 36 arrows, the Kolkata archer turned it around in style in the final set of 36 arrows by shooting 23 perfect 10s including 10 closest to the centre to finish fifth with 683 out of the possible 720.

He will begin his elimination round against Nepalese archer Jitbahadur Muktan.