Rio 2016: World No 1 archer Kim Woo-jin suffers shocking defeat in 2nd game

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8: In a major upset, South Korea's archer and two-time World Champion Kim Woo-jin suffered a shocking exit. Woo-jin he lost his second match at the hands of world number 29 in 2016 Olympic Games here on Monday (Aug 8).

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Indonesia's Riau Ega Agatha dispatched the world number one, Woo-jin, in four sets, 6-2.

Rio 2016: World No 1 archer Kim Woo-jin suffers shock defeat in 2nd game

After winning the first set Woo-jin lost three set consecutively, shooting an uncharacteristic seven and a run of three eights in the process.

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"I prepared so much for this and I feel that everything is gone now," said Kim. "I'm in shock. I don't blame anything or anyone, I just regret not doing well today."

"The past four years I prepared a lot. I feel really great about getting the gold medal for the team event, but for the individual one I regret a lot because I prepared a lot and now it's all gone."

Earlier on Friday, Woo-jin set a world record in the Rio Olympics' qualification round at Brazil's historic Samba street.

Leading the qualification round Woo-jin shot 700 with 72 arrows in the men's individual ranking round at Sambodromo on the opening day of the XXXI Olympiad.

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Story first published: Monday, August 8, 2016, 23:39 [IST]
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