THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 26, 2021 at 18:00 JST
Japan’s Hiroki Muto shoot an arrow during the men’s team semifinal match against South Korea at the 2020 Summer Olympicsm on July 26 in Tokyo. (AP Photo)
South Korea has defended its Olympic men’s archery team title at the Tokyo Games.
Energetic 17-year-old Kim Je-deok came up clutch in the semifinals to hold off host nation Japan and then again in a 6-0 win over Chinese Taipei during the gold-medal match at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field.
One of the tricky things was trying to figure out an inconsistent wind on the eve of a possible typhoon moving into the region. The impending high wind and rain has already led to moving some of the following day’s matches to a different time.
In the bronze medal match, Hiroki Muto helped Japan beat the Netherlands in a shoot-off with a walk-off arrow that nearly landed in the heart of the target.
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