The Record World Record?

The Record World Record?

It was exactly midday in Brazil on day zero of the Olympic Games and we already had our first world-record of Rio 2016.Ā 

At lunchtime on the day of theĀ opening ceremony, Kim Woo-Jin of South Korea struck 700 in the men’s individual 72-arrow ranking round at the Sambadrome andĀ became the fastest Olympian on record… to break a record.

On his unparalleled feat theĀ understated reigning world champion said: “I practised more than everyone else and I gave my best for the entire round”.

“It’s just the ranking round, so today’s not really big happy” he added.

World Champion Woo-Jin was understandably delighted at his achievement Ā 


In the capital of world-famous BrazilianĀ partyĀ culture, famed as the home of samba and carnival, the nonchalant 24-year-old managed to remain calmĀ at breakingĀ the record of all records:

“I want to focus on the Games now but later, maybe, Iā€™ll get to enjoy Brazil.”

For now though, we may just have witnessed the stormĀ before the storm from the calmest man in Rio.