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Citizenship  South Korea
Weight  100 kg
Height  1.84 m
Name  Im Dong-hyun
Country  South Korea

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Born  May 12, 1986 (age 29) (1986-05-12)
Education  Korea National Sport University
Olympic medals  Archery at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's team, Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's team
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Im dong hyun sets world record at london olympics blind south korean archer breaks 72 arrow mark

Im Dong-Hyun (Korean: 임동현; [im.doŋ.ɦjʌn]; born 12 May 1986) is a South Korean archer. He competes for the South Korean national team and is a former world number one. He has 20/200 vision in his left eye and 20/100 vision in his right eye, meaning he needs to be 10 times closer to see objects clearly with his left eye, compared to someone with perfect vision.


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2004 Summer Olympics

Im Dong-hyun Blind archer posts first world record of London Olympics

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Im set a world record in the 72 arrow men's individual ranking round, with a score of 687 (it was not recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an Olympic record, however, as the ranking round took place on 12 August, before the 2004 opening ceremony). He then won his first three elimination matches, advancing to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals, Im faced Hiroshi Yamamoto of Japan, losing to the eventual silver medalist 111–110 in the 12-arrow match. Im was placed 6th overall.

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Im was also a member of Korea's gold medal men's archery team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

2006 Asian Games

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In 2006 he competed in Archery at the 2006 Asian Games and won two gold medals in the individual and South Korean team.

2008 Summer Olympics

Im Dong-hyun London 2012 South Koreans dominate men39s archery as Team

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing Im finished his ranking round with a total of 670 points, nine points behind leader Juan René Serrano. This made him the eighth seed for the final competition bracket in which he faced Ali Salem in the first round, beating the Qatari 108–103. In the second round Im was too strong for Butch Johnson (115–106), but in the third round another American, Vic Wunderle, eliminated him with 113–111.

Together with Lee Chang-hwan and Park Kyung-Mo he also took part in the team event. With his 670 score from the ranking round combined with the 676 of Park and the 669 of Lee the Koreans were in first position after the ranking round, which gave them a straight seeding into the quarter finals. With a score of 224–222 they were too strong for the Polish team and in the semi final they beat home nation China 221–218. In the final Italy came close, but South Korea took the title with 227–225.

2012 Summer Olympics

On 27 July 2012 at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London he set a new world record score of 699 in the ranking round at Lord's Cricket Ground, beating his compatriot Kim Bub-Min by one point. Although he was the top seed after the ranking round, he was eliminated in the round of 16, losing 7-1 to Rick van der Ven. Im did win a bronze medal with the South Korean team.


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