Having nerves of steel is a trait Olympic athletes have to master.
And for the first time at an Olympics, TV viewers were given a glimpse of just how stressful -- or not -- elite competition can be during the archery event at Tokyo 2020.
World Archery incorporated biometric data into the television broadcast with cameras picking up the competitors' heart rates (BPM), despite inclement weather causing technical problems on site early on.
The archery competition delivered one of the shocks of this Olympics, as No. 1 seed Kim Je Deok was knocked out of contention for his third gold medal of the Summer Games.
In a day that was effected by the adverse weather conditions, Kim was beaten 7-3 by Florian Unruh of Germany.
“I will have lots of opportunities in the future,” the South Korean said afterwards. “I don’t feel so bad. I will have another chance.”
Kim has already won gold in the mixed team and men’s team events at Tokyo 2020.