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Tokyo Olympics: An San claims Olympic archery triple crown Updated: 2021-07-30 17:10:26 KST

Good evening. We begin this Friday night with shiny news coming from the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games now wrapping up day 7 of games events.
South Korean archer An San kept South Korea's Olympic flag flying in women's archery as she took the individual title to become the first archer to win three golds at a single Games.
We have our Han Seong-woo in the studio here tonight to give us the latest updates on how Team Korea's doing.
Seong-woo, Korea's won another gold medal in archery.

Conn-young, An San has done it the triple crown.
Just a couple of hours ago, An took home gold in the women's archery individual event.
She beat Elena Osipova of the Russian Olympic Committee in a shoot-off to claim South Korea's fifth gold medal of Tokyo 2020 four of them have come from archery alone.
And 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.
The archery team is now just one medal away from sweeping all five events
Kim Woo-jin's aiming for gold in the men's individual contest slated for tomorrow.

And in shooting, Kim Min-jung won the silver medal in the women's 25-meter pistol event.
In today's final, the 24-year-old finished second to Vitalina Batsarashkina of the Russian Olympic Committee.
It was a nail-biter that finished in a shoot-off resulting in South Korea's first medal in shooting at this Olympics.

What a thriller of a showdown that was. And I'm aware Korea has made strides in track and field as well?

That's right. Korea's made it to the Olympic finals of a track and field event its first time in a quarter of a century.
Male high jumper Woo Sang-hyeok cleared two.two-eight meters to make it out of the qualifiers.
The last time a South Korean athlete reached this far in track and field was also in high jumping: Lee Jin-taek ranked eighth in Atlanta 1996, which remains the best performance in Olympic athletics for South Korea.

Moving onto swimming. Hwang Sun-woo He's entering his last event of Tokyo 2020 in a few minutes.
What can you tell us about that?

Yeah, we're talking about the budding star every day aren't we?
Swimmer Hwang Sun-woo will be competing in the 50 meter freestyle heats any moment now for a spot in Saturday's semifinals.
He's in heat six but it isn't his main event, so compared to the 100 meter and 200 meter, advancing to the finals later on is less likely.
Swimming in heat ten is former European champion Ben Proud from Great Britain and the 100 meter freestyle gold medalist Caeleb Dressel of the U.S., who's favored to win the whole thing.
The finals will be held Sunday morning.

Seong-woo, we also have to discuss the women's artistic gymnastics all-around final that took place last night.
Simone Biles wasn't competing but the U.S. still took home gold?

That's right.
Eighteen-year-old Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minnesota claimed the gold medal in the women's all-around final Thursday night.
It was in the absence of superstar Simone Biles, who dropped out due to recent mental health concerns, leaving the title up for grabs.
But that doesn't take anything away from Lee's stellar performance and plus, she's made history as the first-ever Hmong-American Olympic champion.

What an amazing story it is.
Last but not least, any other exciting events left for the evening?

Yes Don't miss out on the men's table tennis singles final at nine PM Korea time.
You can say table tennis is for China what archery is for Korea: dominance.
Like the women's singles last night, the men's gold medal match will also be contested between two Chinese players at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

I guess that wraps up tonight's Olympic updates.
Thank you, Seong-woo.

Thank you.
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