Filipino archer Rachel Ann Cabral completed the ranking round of the women’s individual competition on Friday, placing 48th among 64 archers in the field.
Cabral, one of two Filipino Olympic competitors in the sport along with Mark Javier, shot a 628 in the first day of competition.
The ranking round is used to seed the 64 athletes. They are then bracketed — one-versus-64, two-versus-63, and so forth — for a single-elimination knockout tournament.
Athletes compete in five sets, with three arrows per set.
In the knockout rounds, Cabral will be facing Inna Stepanova, a crack archer ranked 10th in the world. Stepanova finished 17th in the ranking round after shooting 653.
The 27-year-old Cabral figures to have a better shot at making it to the next round compared to Javier, who was ranked 55th after shooting 649 in the ranking round of the men’s competition. Javier will be facing American archer Brady Ellison, the top-ranked shooter in the world.
Catch the broadcast of the archery competition on Saturday, July 28 at 3 p.m. on AKTV.
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