West Hollywood resident Khatuna Lorig won twice today in the Olympic women's archery individual competition at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
Lorig defeated Sherab Zam, who carried Bhutan's flag in the opening ceremony, 6-0, in a first-round match, and Louise Laursen of Denmark, 6-4, in a second-round match.
Each match is the best of five sets, with each set consisting of three arrows per archer. The winner of each set receives two points. If a set is tied, each archer receives one point.
Against Zam, Lorig won the first set, 28-22, with two nines sandwiched around a 10; the second 26-21, with nines on each of her first two arrows followed by an eight; and the third 26-22, with an eight on her first shot, followed by back-to-back nines.
Lorig defeated Laursen, 27-24 in the first set, lost the second, 28-22, and tied the third, 24-24. Lorig had 10s on each of her first two arrows of the fourth set and a nine on the third for a 29-26 victory.
Lorig shot a 10 on her final arrow of the fifth set to give her a 27-27 tie, clinching the match.
Lorig was fourth in Friday's individual ranking round among 64 archers, Zam 61st and Laursen 36th.
Lorig is scheduled to resume competition Thursday at 1 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time in a round of 16 match against an opponent to be determined. The match will be shown live on NBCOlympics.com.
Lorig finished fifth in the individual event in the 2008 Olympics, the best performance by a U.S. archer, male or female. The United States has not won a medal in women's archery since 1988.