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Archer Park Sung-Hyun (top) and Park Kyung-Mo, (bottom) surprised teammates and coaches by announcing at a Beijing restaurant that they were engaged. Their wedding date hasn't been decided yet.
TODAY staff and wire
updated 8/26/2008 12:12:55 PM ET 2008-08-26T16:12:55

Park Sung-hyun and Park Kyung-mo, South Korea's top male and female archers aren't just making headlines because of their gold medal wins at the Beijing Olympics.

A day after the games ended, the two made headlines again with their announcement: they will marry in December.

“The exact date hasn't been decided yet but, yes, they are dating each other and planning to get married,” said an official from the Korea Archery Association.

The two, known for their cool composure in competition, reportedly started dating last year while preparing for the Olympics but apparently kept their relationship secret to avoid affecting the national team

They surprised team mates and coaches by announcing at a Beijing restaurant that they were engaged, local media reported people close to the two archers as saying.

South Korean archers have dominated the sport at the Olympics for years. The two Parks have won a total of five Olympic gold medals and two silvers from Beijing and the 2004 Games in Athens.

Groom-to-be Park Kyung-mo was quoted by the association as telling reporters: “Now that it's known to everyone, I hope people will welcome the news. Please give as much attention to archery as you give to us.”

Their marriage is also the third between members of the national archery team, following Ku Ja-chung and Park Kyung-ah, and Yang Chang-hoon and Lee Jang-mi.

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