The Steep Price of Gold

Olympic archery gold medalist Kim Kyung Wook knows how demanding her sport can be. But nothing had prepared her for a training session this summer, which had little to do with bows and arrows. In August, coaches forced the nation's top male and female archers to attend a four-day Navy commando training camp at a military base in southwest Korea. Kim easily dealt with hiking along an open sewage ditch, sprinting with a car tire strapped to her back, floating for half an hour in frigid ocean waters and rolling commando-style in mud. But when coaches blindfolded her in the dead...

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