Olympics: South Korea’s Jang Minhee stunned by Japan’s Miki Nakamura in individual contest | Olympics

South Korean archer Jang Minhee, a gold medallist in the workforce competitors and ranked second-top seed for the ladies’s individual matchplay contest, was knocked out on Wednesday by Japan’s unheralded Miki Nakamura.

Nakamura received 6-2, capturing extra excellent 10s in their match-up in sizzling, blustery situations in Tokyo. (FULL TOKYO 2020 COVERAGE)

The Japanese archer stated the win was her first in opposition to a rival from South Korea, lengthy dominant in the game, with the ladies’s workforce matching the longest gold streak by a single nation with its ninth straight medal in Tokyo.


“I was really nervous but trying to keep my pace. Wind was helping too, but I am going to be humble for the next round,” Nakamura stated after her win. She stated cheers from dwelling followers and familiarity with Tokyo’s climate was a bonus for her.

After the loss, South Korea’s Jang choked up and was unable to answer reporters’ questions earlier than leaving the occasion.

Her defeat got here after teammate Kim Je Deok, nicknamed the “archery genius”, who received two golds in groups’ occasions, additionally lost in the boys’s individual spherical on Tuesday.


The world’s reigning champion Brady Ellison superior to the boys’s individual spherical of 8 match after two 6-0 clean-sweep wins.

“It’s gone better than any of the other things out so far,” Ellison stated after he defeated India’s Pravin Jadhav.

Ellison lost probabilities to win medals in the workforce’s occasions earlier, however stated he might rating wins in the individual spherical as a result of he might focus solely on himself.

“I get to be selfish. Saying that may sound weird, but, you know, right now it’s all about me and I don’t worry about the team or anything else,” he stated.

Two South Korean archers – Kang Chaeyoung and Kim Woojin – additionally made it to the spherical of eight in the ladies and men’s people.

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