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Five For Friday: Archery

By Paul D. Bowker | May 25, 2018, 12:01 a.m. (ET)

Brady Ellison competes in the men's recurve gold-medal match at the Archery World Cup on May 1, 2016 in Shanghai.


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Three-time Olympian Brady Ellison, who won an individual silver medal in the season-opening world cup competition in April in Shanghai, is competing with five-time Olympian Khatuna Lorig in the recurve mixed team event at this week’s world cup in Antalya, Turkey.

Ellison was eliminated in the third round of the men’s individual competition. Joining him this week in the men’s tournament were Jack Williams, Matt Requa and Matthew Nofel.

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Lorig, a five-time Olympian, ranked 32nd in women’s recurve qualifying on Monday with a score of 646 and 2016 Olympian Mackenzie Brown was 33rd with the same score. Both were eliminated in the first round.

The U.S. compound team, which is coming off a gold medal win in the men’s team event in Shanghai, faces Korea in the team championship match Friday. Kris Schaff meets Mike Schloesser of Netherlands for the individual men’s championship. Braden Gellenthien, who tied for first in men’s individual qualifying, faces Nima Mahboubi of Iran for the bronze medal.

Paige Gore faces Yesim Bostan of Turkey in the women’s final on Friday.

The recurve finals are Saturday.

Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.