The London Olympics 2012 Archery schedule is currently offering events live online and on television for Saturday, 7/28. These competitions can be seen in replay format as well, with several results already decided in the men's tournament. A gold medal is up for grabs in today's competition.
The Olympics live streaming and TV coverage is seen via NBC and their networks. Currently, the men's team quarters, semis and medal matches are part of the coverage, with a gold medal at stake in the event. The first round was the Men's Team Round of 16 involving eliminations and byes. The women's round is on the way Sunday, with Great Britain hoping the female team can restore some pride after a tough outing for the men.
The USA men are among those coming up in the archery competition, along with France, China and South Korea, all of whom had first round byes. Already competing in earlier Olympic archery results were several nations. Mexico defeated Malaysia 216 to 211, Italy defeated Taiwan 216 to 206, Japan defeated India, and Ukraine defeated the host country, Great Britain, 223 to 212.
According to Chicago Tribune, it was a rough competition for Britain's archers, who lost to Ukraine 223-212, despite a warm welcome from their home fans at Lord's Cricket Ground. Archer Larry Godfrey from the team spoke of the team's loss, saying:
"We all went high and whether that was the adrenaline pumping or what I don't know. We were slow to adjust and they came out and smashed it straight away. 223 is a good score and 212 is way below our usual standard."
That has to be disappointing for the host country as now they have been eliminated from the competition. However, tomorrow will be the women's team round of 16 showing early in the morning. Unfortunately, Great Britain has a score of 1874, ranking them at #11 out of 12 teams. South Korea and the United States are among those leading the group with the top ranks. So the host country will need a strong performance to pull out an early win en route to a medal.
Have you been following any of the Olympics 2012 archery competitions? What have you thought of it so far?
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