Legally Blind South Korean Sets Archery World Record at Olympics

Legally Blind South Korean Sets Archery World Record at Olympics

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S Korean archer Im Dong-hyunSouth Korean archer Im Dong-hyun sees only blurred colors and lines when he peers toward the target about 76 yards away. It doesn’t stop the legally blind Olympian from hitting the grapefruit-sized yellow center – again and again and again.

He has 20/200 vision in his left eye and 20/100 vision in his right eye, meaning he is legally blind in his left eye and needs to be 10 times closer to see objects clearly compared to someone with perfect vision.

Friday he set the first world record of the London Olympics.

(READ the AP story in the Boston Globe)

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