South Korea created a new world record in archery ©Getty Images (File photo)
South Korea created a new world record in archery ©Getty Images (File photo)

Incheon: Sep 25, 2014

South Korea set a new world record for the women’s compound archery team event at the 17th Asian Games on Thursday. The host team of Seok Ji-hyun, Choi Bo-min and Kim Yun-hee totalled 238 points out of a possible 240 in the team’s quarter-final victory over Laos, reports Xinhua. The previous record of 236 points was set by the US in 2011.

South Korea overcame Iran 229-222 in the semifinals and will take on Chinese Taipei for the gold medal Saturday. Chinese Taipei edged into the semifinals with a narrow 226-224 win over India. Compound archery, a non-Olympic medal event, is making its debut at the Asian Games.

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