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Legally Blind Archer Sets World Record at Olympics

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27:  Im Dong Hyun of Korea prepares to arch during the Men's Individual Archery Ranking Round on Olympics Opening Day as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Lord's Cricket Ground on July 27, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The opening ceremonies for the London Games begin in four hours (they'll air in the U.S. in prime time tonight), but the Games themselves have been going on for a couple of days now: Fourteen soccer games are already in the books, and the archery competition is under way as well. A couple of world records have even fallen, including one in men's individual archery, where Im Dong-Hyun of South Korea broke his own record in the 72-arrow mark with a score of 699 points. And if those numbers don't mean anything to the casual sports fan, perhaps this will: Im is legally blind and, via the AP, "sees colors with blurred lines between them" and "relies on being able to distinguish between the bright colors of the target."

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Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images