World’s best archers to feature in Rio test event

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 15 (IANS) World number one Ki Bo Bae will be among a host of world-class archers on show during the 11th Rio 2016 test event starting Tuesday.

The event, which will run from September 15-22, includes 11 medallists from the London 2012 Olympics, Xinhua quoted the organisers as saying on Monday.

Joining Ki Bo Bae – the individual and team champion in London – is her fellow South Korean Im Dong Hyun, the winner of two gold and one bronze at Olympic Games.

Italy’s Marco Galiazzo, whose Olympic medal haul includes two golds and one silver, will also compete.

“It will be a unique opportunity for the athletes,” Rio 2016 archery competition manager Luiz Eduardo Almeida told Rio2016.com.

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