South Korea has strong tradition in archery, especially since its return to the Olympic Games in 1972.
At the Athens 2004 Olympic Games individual archery event, Korean athletes Park Sung-Hyun and Lee Sung Jin met up in the gold medal match. With a final score of 110-108 to Park Sung-Hyun won the gold medal.
During Athens 2004, she also set a new world record for the 70m 72-arrow round, with a score of 682.
Park Sung-Hyun would still get the gold medal in the team event and later return to the Olympics in Beijing 2008.