A legally blind archer "Im Dong-hyun" from South Korea has set the first world records of the London Olympics, breaking his own record in the 72-arrow mark and helping South Korea set a team record in the ranking round on Friday.
"Im Dong-Hyun" broke the record he had set in Turkey in May by three points with a score of 699, hours before the 2012 Games official opening ceremony.
''This is just the first round, so I will not get too excited by it,'' said Im, who has 10 percent vision in his left eye and 20 percent in his right.
The 26-year-old Im has said that when he looks at the targets, he sees colors with blurred lines between them. He does not wear glasses in competition, saying he relies on distinguishing between the bright colors of the target.
He won gold medals in the team event at the 2008 Beijing and 2004 Athens Olympics.
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