In Brief: Kim breaks 72-arrow world record

Kim breaks 72-arrow world record

South Korea's Kim Woo Jin, 24, set a 72-arrow world record in the opening day of the Olympic archery competition at the Rio Games yesterday morning.

The world champion's total of 700 points during the ranking round at the Sambodromo venue eclipsed the previous record of 699 set by compatriot Im Dong Hyun, 30, at the London Olympics four years ago.

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'Shooting beauty' eyes first Rio gold

Chinese sharpshooter Yi Siling has her sights set on securing the first gold of the 2016 Games today, just hours after the lighting of the Olympic flame.

The 27-year-old, known as "shooting beauty", will defend her 10m air rifle title from London at the Olympic shooting centre in Deodoro.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Better safe than sorry, even for Phelps

At the Olympic swimming pool, the world's best swimmers are never more than a few strokes from the pool wall and always within reach of a buoyant lane marker. They are constantly watched by countless coaches and assistants.

Also watching? Lifeguards. The Olympic swimming pool has lifeguards, just in case someone like Michael Phelps, winner of 18 gold medals, needs to be rescued.

NEW YORK TIMES


Morocco boxer held over alleged assault

A Moroccan boxer has been arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the Olympic village, and could miss out on competing.

The BBC reported that Hassan Saada, 22, who was due to fight in his first light-heavyweight bout today, was held on suspicion of committing the assaults earlier this week, a police statement said.

A Brazilian judge has ordered he be detained for 15 days, pending an investigation. His detention could mean Saada is unable to take part in the Games.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2016, with the headline 'In Brief'. Print Edition | Subscribe