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South Korea takes all three individual medalsLatest: Thursday September 28, 2000 12:31 PM
SYDNEY, Australia (CNNSI.com) -- Yun Mi-jin, 17, who is still eligible for junior archery competitions, won the gold medal in women's individual archery Tuesday.
Yun led a South Korean sweep in the event, defeating Kim Nam-soon in the championship match.
Yun, 17, is still eligible for junior competition. She broke the Olympic record by five points by scoring 173 earlier in the day. Her score also broke the junior division world record.
Kim, who lost the final 107-106, scored a total of 334 to break the Olympic record of 330 set by Kim Kyung-wook of South Korea, at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Kim Soo-nyung beat Choe Ok Sil of North Korea, 103-101, for the bronze medal. Kim Soo-nyung was the individual gold medalist in 1988 and silver medalist in 1992 before retiring from the sport and making a comeback this year.
The three South Koreans set a team world record in the ranking round earlier in the Olympics.
Yun, ranked fourth in the competition, beat German opponent Alison Williamson in the third round. She did not shoot below a nine throughout her 18 arrows in a performance that included eight 10-point shots.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.