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SHANGHAI, China – Wrapping an outstanding week for Team USA Archery at the second stage of the Archery World Cup, Brady Ellison sailed smoothly to another podium finish.
After gold in Medellin to secure a spot in his tenth consecutive World Cup Final, Ellison’s quest to become the world’s first five-time Final winner is looking likely.
The same top four archers from Medellin made the semifinals in Shanghai, with a reversal of opponents for Ellison. In a rematch of the Medellin gold final, Ellison and Korea’s Lee Woo Seok shot strong, going all five possible sets, but Ellison fell 6-4 to shoot for bronze.
In Medellin, Ellison’s semifinal against the Netherlands’ Sjef Van den Berg was arguably the most exciting and well contested matches of the event; he dropped just two points over five sets to take a narrow win with all-around outstanding shooting. Ellison also beat Van den Berg to bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics, so with much history between the two, this match was one of the most hotly anticipated of the day.
However, stepping on to the big stage, Ellison was on fire and Van den Berg just was not. Opening with a 29, Ellison then never left the ten ring and gave no opportunity for the Dutch archer, smoking a 6-0 shut out to win the bronze.
Complete results from the event are available at www.worldarchery.org. Photo: World Archery.< Back to All News