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South Korea's Kim Woo-jin sets first world record of Rio Olympics in archery

South Korea's Kim Woo-jin sets the first world record of the Rio Olympics by scoring 700 in the ranking rounds of archery.

South Korea's Kim Woo-jin has set the first world record of the Rio Olympics by scoring 700 in his archery event.

The 24-year-old put his name into the history books with his attempt in the 72-arrow ranking round.

The previous record score was 699, which was set by Kim's countryman Im Dong-hyun at the London Games four years ago.

"It's just the ranking round, so today's not really big happy," BBC Sport quotes Kim as saying. "Getting the world record is important but tomorrow's matches are more important."

Great Britain's Patrick Huston finished 38th out of 64 competitors.

The medals for the men's team title will be won tomorrow.

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