By Gary R. Blockus | Sept. 03, 2017, 12:01 p.m. (ET)
Brady Ellison competes in the men's recurve final at the Hyundai Archery World Cup 2017 Stage 2 on June 11, 2017 in Antalya, Turkey.

 

Three-time Olympic archer Brady Ellison earned a silver medal in men’s recurve archery at the World Cup Final on Sunday in Rome, giving him seven medals in eight career World Cup Final appearances.

Ellison, a three-time Olympic medalist and 2013 world champion, was seeded third after winning an individual silver medal and two mixed team bronze medals in previous world cup events this season. He’s coming off a season where he finished third at the 2016 World Archery Indoor Championships. Last year he also became the first recurve archer in history to win four World Cup Final titles, having previous done so in 2010, 2011 and 2014.

Ellison lost in the Rome finals to world No. 1 Kim Woojin of South Korea, 6-0. Kim, the current world-record holder and a 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the team event, lost just one point the entire tournament.

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Ellison, 28, won an individual bronze medal in recurve at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 after winning team silver medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

In Rome, he defeated Wei Chun-Heng of Taiwan 6-4 in the quarterfinals, and Im Dong Hyun of South Korea 7-3 in the semifinals to advance past his No. 3 seeding.

Gary R. Blockus is a journalist from Allentown, Pennsylvania who has covered multiple Olympic Games. He is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.