Rio 2016: South Korean cyclist hit by a bike while training for Olympics

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3: South Korean Olympic cyclist Kim Ok-cheol has suffered scratches and grazes after being knocked off his bike while training ahead of the Rio Games

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Police said the 21-year-old was struck by the rearview mirror of a car during a practice session at the Tijuca national park on Tuesday, reports Xinhua.

Rio 2016: South Korean cyclist hit by a bike while training for Olympics

"It was a minor incident with light scratches," police spokesman Jose Macedo was quoted as saying by the Uol news portal on Tuesday.

(Holiday announced in Rio to prevent traffic chaos)

South Korean officials said Kim, a team pursuit bronze medallist at this year's Asian championship, would be fit to compete in the Olympics road race starting Saturday.

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