Archer Ki Bo-bae Among 50 Star Athletes for Rio Olympics

      June 20, 2016 10:48

      Ki Bo-bae

      Ki Bo-bae, the archery gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, has been included in a list of 50 star athletes set to compete at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

      The list was released on Friday by the organizing committee of the upcoming sporting event, which begins on Aug. 5.

      "They are coming from every corner of the world, from all ethnicities, all religions and all social backgrounds," the committee said on its website. "In just 50 days' time, more than 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will begin competing in Rio de Janeiro for the biggest prize in sport -- an Olympic medal."

      The list also includes U.S. golfer Jordan Spieth, American swimmer Michael Phelps, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and Russian rhythmic gymnast Yana Kudryavtseva.

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