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Day 2 of the individual archery competition: Recap

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The second day of the individual archery competition didn't bring much in the realm of excitement. Unlike the first day, there were no huge upsets, and for the most part, those whom were believed to move on to the next rounds did.


The only exception was 16-year-old Ricardo Soto of Chile, who met Anton Prilopev of Belarus. After a tie in the fifth set, the two moved to a shootoff. Prilepov seemed poised to move on to the next round after shooting a 9 that straddled the line between 9 and 10. But Soto, only 16 years of age and ranked 113th in the world (compared to Prilepov's 18), shot a 10, propelling him to the upset and into the Round of 32.


And then he won again, defeating Brazil's Bernardo Oliveira - who had defeated Australia's Alec Potts - to get himself in the Round of 16 on Friday.


The afternoon session was a bit more dramatic.


Russia's Ksenia Perova and Inna Stepanova both won their Round of 64 matches, setting up a meeting between the two compatriots in the Round of 32. Stepanova came out victorious, beating Perova 7-3.


In the last batch of matches for the day, the United States' Jake Kaminski met Brazil's own Marcus D'Almeida. Kaminski won 6-2, with a very nice last set, as D'Almeida gave the crowd, who was on its feet, a grateful ovation.



Immediately after, American Brady Ellison defeated Ali El Ghrari of Libya, shooting a 59 in his last set and setting up an all-American Round of 32.


Ellison, in his second Olympics, was looking for redemption, as he had a disappointing finish in London in 2012, losing in the Round of 32. 


And he got it, defeating his teammate 6-2, advancing to the Round of 16.


For a full list of today's results, click here.



Archery coverage resumes tomorrow morning at 8AM ET for the third and last day of the Round of 64 and Round of 32.


 


 


 


 


 


 



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