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World No. 1 archer Brady Ellison eliminated in individual Round of 16

By Bryan Fischer | Blogger

American archer Brady Ellison entered the Olympics having won 35 of his last 37 head-to-head matches, having earned the world's No. 1 ranking.

But it never came together for him in London, and Ellison was eliminated by Australian archer Taylor Worth in the roound of 16 in Tuesday's individual competition.

After a strong score of 29 (two bullseyes and a 9) in the opening set of the match, tying Worth and earning each a set point in the race to 6, Ellison posted weak scores of 25, 26, and 26 in the next three sets. Worth's scores of 27, 29 and 27 were enough to increase his lead from 3-1 to 5-1 and then win the match 7-1.

Ellison shot a rare 7 as part of his second-set loss.

The U.S. has been eliminated from the individual archery competition, with Jake Kaminski falling to Moldova's Dan Olaru in a shoot-off in the round of 32.

The U.S. did have some good news: women's archer Khatuna Lorig defeated Bhutan's Sherab Zam in the round of 32 and Denmark's Louise Laursen to advance to the quarterfinals.

Ellison struggled throughout his stay in London, finishing 10th in the individual qualifying rounds last Friday. Though he won a silver medal in the team event alongside Kaminski and Jacob Wukie, playing a critical role in the Americans' upset of favorites South Korea in the semifinals, Ellison failed to shoot a 10 in any of his eight attempts in the U.S.'s one-point loss to Italy in the gold-medal final.

 
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