TOKYO (WFXR) — American archer Jacob Wukie will need to pull off the biggest upset of his career in order to advance in the men’s individual competition in Tokyo.
Luckily, he’s already pulled off two upsets on his way to the round of 16.
The James Madison graduate, seeded 47th, dominated 18th-seed and Chilean Andres Aguilar in the round of 64 by a score of 7-1. Then Wukie needed to win a single-arrow shoot-off against Indonesian archer Riau Ega Salsabilla, seeded 15th to make the final sixteen. Wukie hit a nine while Salsabilla hit an eight in the shoot-off.
Now Wukie will face world number one and American teammate Brady Ellison for a spot in the quarterfinals. The two won silver together in the men’s team event at the London 2012 games. In Tokyo, the two, along with Jack Williams, placed seventh in the team competition.
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