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South Korean Olympic archery champs to compete at Asian Games

IANS  |  Seoul 

Olympic 2016 champions and will represent at this year's

Chang Hye-jin, a double gold medallist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games, and Kim Woo-jin, a member of the gold medal-winning men's team at the same competition, won the female and male events at the national team trials on Monday in Jincheon, 90 kilometres south of

The top four men and the top four women qualified for the August 18-September 2 in and Palembang, Indonesia, reports news agency.

Kim is joined by Lee Woo-seok, and Lee is a 20-year-old up-and-comer, while Oh, 36, and Im, 31, are seasoned veterans with three Olympic gold medals between them.

On the women's side, Chang will be teammates with a pair of debutantes, and Kang Chae-young, as well as Jung Dasomi, who combined with Chang for a team gold medal at

While eight archers will travel to Indonesia, only two men and two women will get into the individual tournament, and three each will be in the team event.

Exactly who competes in which event will be determined based on the archers' performances at three World Cups and at the preliminary rounds at

Given the depth of talent in South Korea, making the national team is often considered as difficult as winning an Olympic or an Asian Games medal.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 15:30 IST
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