Source: Xinhua

08-15-2008 18:59

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Viktor Ruban of Ukraine nailed a 10 in last arrow, beating Park Kyung-Mo from South Korea 113-112 and lifting the first ever Olympic gold medal in archery for his country here at the Olympic archery field on Friday.

Viktor Ruban of Ukraine releases. (Photo credit: Gesang Dawa/Xinhua)
Viktor Ruban of Ukraine releases. (Photo credit: Gesang Dawa/Xinhua)

Viktor Ruban shot five 10s and seven 9s in the final, outshooting Park, the double Olympic champion in team, by one point.

Before the last arrow, the two archers came to a tie in 103. Ruban nailed his last arrow to 10 first, leaving Park no choice but a 10 to prolong the tussle. Park scored only a 9 to lose the final.

In the bronze medal fight, Russia's Bair Badenov knocked out Rene Juan Serrano from Mexico 115-110 to settle a place in the podium.


Editor:Si Qintu