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S. Korea gunning for Olympic gold in first full day of competition on Saturday Updated: 2021-07-23 17:16:25 KST

At the end of the first full day of competition after Tokyo 2020's Opening Ceremony, South Korea could be standing very near the top of the medal charts.
Saturday is packed with events in sports that Korea prides itself in such as archery, shooting, fencing, judo and of course taekwondo.
Archers An San and Kim Je-deok, who each finished in first place in the women's and men's individual ranking rounds, respectively on Friday, will team up for the newly introduced mixed team event.
Korea are favorites to win gold, considering their dominance in the sport with 23 gold medals overall.
Still in high school, Kim now has a chance like An, who set an Olympic record, to win the triple crown, which includes the male or female individual and team titles.
Before that in shooting, Jin Jong-oh will be aiming for the top spot in the men's 10 meter air pistol on Saturday.
A podium finish would give Jin his seventh Olympic medal since 2004 and put him ahead of women's archery legend Kim Soo-nyung for the most medals of any South Korean Olympian.
First place would give Jin his fifth gold medal - more than any other South Korean.
Another athlete to look out for is world number one men's sabre fencer Oh Sang-uk, who's pursuing his first ever Olympic crown.

"It's been a while both the individual and team events. I've practiced hard so I'm going to give it all I've got.

At the same convention center where fencing takes place in Chiba, east of Tokyo, are the taekwondo events, where Jang Jun in the men's 58 kilogram and Sim Jae-young in the women's 49 kilogram category will be hoping to bring home gold.
Meanwhile, preliminaries for badminton, artistic gymnastics and swimming will also take place on Saturday in and around the Japanese capital.
Han Seong-woo, Arirang News.
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