“I think it helped me to focus on myself as much as possible rather than worrying about my opponent.”

Ansan (Gwangju Women's University) of the Korean women's archery team, who is aiming for the first three gold medals on the Olympic stage for the first time in her life, boasted her 'steel mentality' even in the Korea-Japan match, which can be a burden.

On the morning of the 30th, Ansan defeated Ren Hayakawa (Korean name: Hye-ryun Um), who was naturalized in Japan, 6-4 in the round of 16 in the women's individual archery event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held at the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field in Tokyo, Japan on the morning of the 30th. I feel good, and I will work hard for the rest of the match.”

In fact, Hayakawa, whom I met on the way to the quarterfinals, was not an easy opponent.

After conceding two points first in the first set, the fourth set was also tight with 4-4 points.

However, in the last five sets, all three shots hit the 10-point target, and the victory was confirmed.

Ansan said, "I didn't know my opponent very well, but my opponent was also good, so I had a lot of fun."

When asked by reporters, 'Did you have a good dream last night?', Ansan also had a chance to laugh, saying, "I had a dream, but I can't remember."

Ansan will advance to the final at 3 pm on the same day, starting with India's Deepika Kumari in the quarterfinals.

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