“Archery is everything for me - it's given me fame and money. It's everything I've got - it's like a father and mother to me”
"It's a worldwide trend these days that athletes get weekends off" he tells me, "but the archery team have a very focused goal of winning gold in the Olympics, so even on Saturday morning we're all here training."
Even someone as good as Im Dong-Hyun, he says, has only a 50/50 chance of making it onto the squad:
"Past performance isn't a consideration. Even if they've got gold medals in previous Olympics, they won't make the selection this time unless they do well in the local tournaments."
Dong-Hyun has already won team gold medals in the Beijing and Athens Olympics but London might be his chance at an individual gold.
He slides the metal arrow into place - an action so practised you barely notice him doing it.
"Archery is everything for me" he says. "It's given me fame and money. It's everything I've got - it's like a father and mother to me."
At the end of the field, the target looks to him like a bucket of water swirled with coloured paints he says. I watch his arrows hit the centre, time after time.
Dong-Hyun was asked recently what he knew about London. Two things, he said: "It's always raining, and it's a country of gentlemen."
If all the years of training pay off, there is only one souvenir he will want to bring home - his first personal Olympic gold.
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