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2012 Olympics: WeHo Resident, Teammates Lose to China in Olympics Archery

Khatuna Lorig and two other members of the U.S. Olympics archery team lose to China in the quarterfinal Sunday.

West Hollywood resident Khatuna Lorig and her two teammates lost to China, 218-213, in a quarterfinal match of the Summer Olympics women's team archery competition Sunday in London.

The U.S., ranked sixth in the World Archery Federation rankings, two spots behind China, trailed, 159-158, entering the fourth and final end at Lord's Cricket Ground.

The U.S. had five nines and a 10 on its arrows in the fourth end, but China had five 10s and a nine to assure itself of the victory.

The U.S. trailed, 53-52, at the end of the first end and 106-103 at the end of the second.

Lorig scored the second 10 of the match for the U.S. on the second arrow of the third end. The U.S. team's five other arrows were all nines and it cut the deficit to 159-158.

China defeated Russia, 208-207, in a semifinal, then lost the gold medal match to South Korea, 210-209.

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

Lorig will also compete in individual match play beginning Wednesday, facing Sherab Zam, who carried Bhutan's flag in the opening ceremony.

Lorig 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 the United States.

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

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

Lynn Russell July 30, 2012 at 05:32 AM
Let's give this gal a shout.
me July 30, 2012 at 02:14 PM
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