2012 Olympics: Weho Resident Competing on Sunday

Khatuna Lorig, a member of the USA Olympic Team, will be in the women's archery competition on Sunday.

West Hollywood resident Khatuna Lorig will be part of the three-member U.S. team facing China or Italy in a quarterfinal match of the Olympic women's team archery competition Sunday in London.

The match will be shown live online on NBCOlympics.com at 8:15 a.m. It will also be shown on a delayed basis on the cable NBC Sports Network, whose archery coverage will begin at 12:45 p.m.

The U.S. is ranked sixth in the world, China fourth and Italy ninth.

The entire team competition will be held Sunday at Lord's Cricket Ground

The U.S. had the second-highest score in Friday's ranking round, 1,979, 14 behind South Korea, earning it a first-round bye.

The 38-year-old Lorig's score of 669 out of a possible 720 was the fourth highest score. Bo Bae Ki and Sung Jin Lee, both of South Korea, and Ya- Ting Tan of Taiwan, had the only higher scores, all with 671.

The United States has not won a medal in women's archery since 1988.

Lorig will also compete in individual match play which begins Monday.

She is competing in her fifth Olympics. She won a bronze medal in the team event in 1992, competing for the Unified Team, as the team representing 12 of the republics of the former Soviet Union was known.

Lorig competed for her native Georgia in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and became a U.S. citizen in 2007, 12 years after moving to America.

She finished fifth in the individual event in the 2008 Olympics, the best performance by a U.S. archer, male or female.

Lorig also taught Jennifer Lawrence how to shoot for the film The Hunger Games.


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