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Illustration for article titled Legally Blind Archer Breaks First World Record Of 2012 Olympics

Yes, the opening ceremonies come later today in London, but a handful of events are already underway, and there's already been a world record established.

Im Dong-Hyun, an archer from South Korea who won team gold medals in 2004 and '08, broke his own 72-arrow mark by three points with a score of 699 during today's seeding round. Im and two South Korean teammates, who finished right behind him during the ranking round, also set the team world record with a point total of 2,087.

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And, yeah: Im does not wear corrective lenses or contacts when he competes, even though he has myopia and is considered legally blind. This is how he does it.

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