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S. Korean women's archery team wins nation's 9th consecutive Olympic gold in Tokyo Updated: 2021-07-26 09:51:32 KST

South Korea's domination with the bow refuses to wane.
The women's archery team won gold on Sunday for the ninth consecutive Olympics, beating the Russian Olympic Committee in the final by six sets to zero.
It was the second gold for Team Korea at the Tokyo Olympics, after the mixed team of Kim Je-deok and An San took home the country's first gold, defeating the Netherlands the previous day.
The all-female contingents An San, Jang Min-hee and Kang Chae-young were the ones extending South Korea's winning streak in the event.
The nation has won every gold in women's team archery since it was introduced for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
The feat ties the record for the most medals a country has won at consecutive Olympics in a single discipline.
That's on par with the United States in swimming and Kenya in the men's three,meter steeplechase.
Thanks to Sunday's gold, South Korea has won more gold medals in archery than any other sport a total of 25, followed by short-track speed skating at 24.
Making it all the more surprising is the fact that this is the first Olympics for all three members of South Korea's current archery team.
It was the first time since Atlanta 1996 that South Korea fielded a team of three debut Olympians.
An San also became the first double gold medalist in any sport - not just for Team Korea - but for any nation in Tokyo.
And it isn't over yet.
This 20-year-old still has to compete in the individual female archery event.
Asked if she's aiming for triple gold, An said she's already achieved what she set out for, and for now, she will go with the flow and see what happens.
Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang News.
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