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ROBION, France - The U.S. archers wrapped individual competition at the World Archery 3D Championships today with elimination rounds. Each division was paired down to the top sixteen archers over two days of qualification. For each round of elimination, archers shot along several targets on the same course and were ranked according to score. They shot at twelve targets for the first match and eight for the second. The top eight in each group advanced to the second round and the top four from that round will continue in the semifinals this weekend.
USA's Calvin Smock was the highest ranked archer after qualification - sitting in 5th for the longbow men. He finished 7th in the first round to advance, but stayed consistent and ranked 7th again for the second round, ending his run in the competition.
Dalton Richardson was also the sole U.S. compound male to make the cut for eliminations after qualifying 16th. He finished 16th in the first round as well with a 107, just 11 points off of a three-way tie and shoot off to make the 8th spot in a very close bracket.
Both Dewayne Martin and Fawn Girard made the eliminations for the barebow divisions, ranked 11th for the men and 16th for the women respectively. Martin scored high, ranking 5th with a 105. In the second round, his 59 wasn't enough to make the cut and he finished 7th. Girard ranked 13th in the first round, advancing her position from qualification for a strong finish.
Competition resumes tomorrow with team elimination matches through the semifinals. The USA men's team is ranked 7th and will compete in the morning. Results from the competition are available here. For more, follow USA Archery on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Photo by Amy Skelton, Skelton Shots.
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