Oh gives South Korea another archery gold
LONDON (AP) - Oh Jin-hyek of South Korea won the gold medal in men's individual archery on Friday, topping Takaharu Furukawa of Japan in a one-sided final.
Oh won the gold matchup, 7-1. Dai Xiaoxiang of China won the bronze medal, beating Rick van der Ven of the Netherlands 10-8 in a shoot-off tiebreaker.
No. 1 Brady Ellison of the United States was ousted earlier this week in the early rounds. Second-seeded Im Dong-hyun of South Korea was eliminated Friday before the quarterfinals.
Im had been described as legally blind in published reports for several years, though suggested in London that those reports were overstated.
Oh needed a shoot-off just to get into the final, edging Dai 9-8.
It was the final day of the archery competition at Lord's Cricket Ground, where fans packed temporary bleachers set up at a venue that has been hosting cricket since at least 1814.
South Korea led the medal count in archery - no surprise, since that nation has been the sport's dominant force since archery returned to the Olympic program. The South Koreans won four medals, three of them gold, with Oh's win added to the women's individual title claimed by Ki Bo-bae. Ki, Lee Sung-jin and Choi Heyonju won the team title as well.
China, Japan and Mexico each won two medals in archery, while Italy and the U.S. went home with one apiece.
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