Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Senegalese photographer's flashbacks to Africans throughout history

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Hollande photographed with Julie Gayet on Elysée Palace balcony

Read more

REVISITED

Is Beirut still haunted by ghosts of the civil war?

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Band Aid 30 - Hit or Miss? Bob Geldof in Hot Water over Ebola Single

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Deal or No Deal with Iran? Home Stretch to Reach Historic Agreement

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Football scandals: The ugly side of the beautiful game

Read more

#THE 51%

Ending violence against women: The dangers of trial by Twitter

Read more

#TECH 24

Tech giants under scrutiny: The problem with Uber

Read more

FOCUS

Inside an Iranian nuclear research reactor

Read more

France win first medal in women's team archery

Latest update : 2008-08-18

The French women's archery team beat Britain to grab the bronze medal, France's first medal of the Beijing Olympics. Favourite South Korea won the gold medal against China.

South Korea beat China to win gold in the women's team archery on Sunday, earning their sixth Olympic title in a row.


Athens gold medallist Park Sung-hyun, world No.1 Yun Ok-hee and Joo Hyun-jung beat the Chinese trio 224-215 to confirm their status as the sport's superpower.


The Koreans, who set a world record against Italy in the quarter-finals and hammered France in the semis, have won every Olympic archery gold medal since 1984.


France beat Britain by a point to win the bronze medal after driving rain and thunder forced a 15-minute postponement.


Park, who ripped gold from China's grasp with her very last arrow four years ago, was in imperious form, shrugging off miserable conditions and heckling from the home crowd to lead her team to victory.


China's Chen Ling, Guo Dan and Zhang Juan Juan were never able to get back on level terms with the Koreans after falling behind with their first three arrows.

Date created : 2008-08-10

COMMENT(S)