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Tokyo Olympics: S. Korea's An San claims Olympic archery triple crown Updated: 2021-07-31 09:05:14 KST


An San has claimed Olympic archery's triple crown.
The South Korean archer beat Elena Osipova of the Russian Olympic Committee in a shoot-off to claim Team Korea's fifth gold medal of Tokyo 2020 four of them coming from archery alone.
An won three of those, including her mixed and women's team titles.
She's become Tokyo 2020's first triple gold medalist and the first South Korean to finish in first place three times at a single Olympics.
And in shooting, Kim Min-jung won the silver medal in the women's 25-meter pistol event.
The 24-year-old finished second to Vitalina Batsarashkina of the Russian Olympic Committee in the final, a nail-biter that finished in a shoot-off resulting in the country's first medal in shooting at this Olympics.
This came before the South Korean men's epee fencing team picked up a bronze medal, beating China 45 to 42 after overcoming an early deficit.
With this, Rio 2016's individual champ Park Sang-young now holds two Olympic medals.
And in diving, Kim Su-ji has become the first South Korean female diver to advance to the Olympics semifinals.
Kim finished within the top eighteen in the women's three meter springboard preliminaries at seventh and on Saturday will be competing for a spot in the finals.
Meanwhile, sailor Ha Jee-min has advanced to the medal race of the men's one person dinghy laser, finishing within the top ten overall in the qualifying races at seventh.
The two-time Asian Games champion will try to finish on an Olympic podium on Sunday.
Han Seong-woo, Arirang News.
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