Three-time Olympic archery champion An San will not participate in the Paris Olympics, having failed to secure a place in the South Korean delegation during selection events on Monday. The 23-year-old archer “failed to join the national team this year because she failed to finish in the top 16,” South Korean media STN reported Tuesday. A total of 24 South Korean athletes competed. “This serves as a reminder that winning a competition at home is not necessarily easier than winning an international competition,” added STN.

At the 2021 Tokyo Games, An became the first woman since 1904 to win three archery gold medals at a single Olympics, with titles in the individual, team and mixed team events. . Alongside her achievement, the athlete was the target of sexist comments from Internet users attacking her for her short hair, which led to a significant wave of support from Sud in response. -Korean.

An won silver in the individual events at the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games, and was also part of the women’s team that topped the podium at that competition. South Korea is renowned worldwide for its archery performances, especially its female archers. The South Koreans have won team gold nine times in a row at the Olympic Games since the event’s creation in 1988.