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August 13, 2004|From Associated Press

ATHENS — South Korean archers broke three world records Thursday in men's and women's events in the ranking rounds of the Olympic competition.

Park Sung-Hyun set a record of 682 points in the 72-arrow women's competition, breaking the mark of 679 set in May by Italian Natalia Valeeva.

The team of Park, Lee Sung-Jin and Yun Mi-Jin also set a record of 2,030 for the 216-arrow event.

In the men's competition, Im Dong-Hyun set a 72-arrow record with a score of 687, breaking the mark of 685 that was set by his countryman Shim Young-Sung in 1995.

Jennifer Nichols of Cheyenne, Wyo., was the top American woman, finishing 19th with 638. Stephanie White-Arnold of Portland, Ind., was 36th with 623. Janet Dykman of El Monte was 44th.

For the U.S. men, Butch Johnson of Woodstock, Conn., who won a bronze medal in the team competition in Sydney, placed 16th with a score of 660. Vic Wunderle of Mason City, Ill., was 43rd with 639 and John Magera of Carterville, Ill., was 47th with 637.

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