U.S. will send only one female archer to Rio Olympics

Competing at the final Olympic qualifier in Turkey this week, the U.S. failed to secure two additional spots to send a full team of three female archers to Rio in August.

That means Mackenzie Brown alone will represent the U.S. at the 2016 Olympic games. Hye Youn Park will be the alternate team member.

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Shooting with Brown in Turkey, Park and Khatuna Lorig had hoped to finish among the top three teams, which would have enabled the U.S. to send all three women to Rio.

The U.S. team beat Mongolia 5-4 in the first round of competition, but then fell to Ukraine in the quarterfinals by a score of 6-2.

The U.S. men’s team didn’t have to compete in the Olympic qualifier because it won the right last year to send a full team.

Two-time Olympian Brady Ellison, one-time Olympian Jake Kaminski and newcomer Zach Garrett will represent the U.S. in Rio, along with Brown.

 

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