Gazoz wins first gold for Turkey in Tokyo


TOKYO: The world’s top-ranked male archer Brady Ellison of the United States was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Olympic individual event, ending his quest for a first gold at his fourth Games.

Ellison lost 7-3 to Turkey’s Mete Gazoz (pic) who went on to win the event and claim his country’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Games.

“The Olympics are definitely the biggest thing that we shoot. It is just harder to win the Olympics,” Ellison told reporters.

“Every match is different. Every moment is different.”

The 32-year-old set a world record in 2019 and was taking momentum into the Tokyo Olympics as he targeted his first Olympic gold.

Italy’s Mauro Nespoli claimed silver and Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa bronze. Furukawa also won bronze in the men’s team event.

South Korea’s Kim Woo-jin, a two-time Olympic gold medallist, lost 6-4 to Taiwan’s Tang Chih-Chun in the individual event quarter-finals. — Reuters

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