American archer Brady Ellison and Mexican Ana Vazquez are among the recurve semi-finalists for men and women, as confirmed after day two of the Archery World Cup in Paris.

American Ellison defeated Nicholas D’Amour of the US Virgin Islands in the shoot-off to win the tiebreaker 6-5.

He faces Italian Federico Musolesi in the semifinals, who beat Brazilian Marcus D’Almeida 6-0.

Britain’s Patrick Huston also qualified after a 7-3 victory over Turkey’s Mete Gazoz and now faces American Jack Williams who beat Italy’s Mauro Nespoli 6-0.

Germany’s Moritz Wieser, leader of qualifying yesterday, was eliminated in the third round by his compatriot Johannes Maier.

Vazquez took a 6-0 victory over Germany’s Lisa Unruh, while Russia’s Elena Osipova and India’s Deepika Kumari claimed the same result over Italy’s Lucilla Boari and Mexican Aida Roman respectively.

American MacKenzie Brown will meet Osipova in the last four after her 6-2 victory over Maja Jager.

Brown previously knocked out qualifying winner Alejandra Valencia in the fourth round.

Ana Vazquez reached the last four of the women's recurve bow © Getty Images
Ana Vazquez reached the last four of the women’s recurve bow © Getty Images

The opening round of the recurve men’s and women’s team events was also held – Canada advancing on the men’s side with a 5-3 victory over Kazakhstan.

One of the favorites, Mexico solidly beat the Czech Republic 5-1, while Ukraine beat Finland 6-2 and Australia emerged victorious with a 5-4 victory over Mongolia.

Bangladesh beat Turkey 5-3, Belgium won 5-1 over Slovenia, the Netherlands beat Hong Kong 6-0 and Malaysia won against Switzerland 5-4.

On the women’s side, Bangladesh and the Czech Republic beat their opponents Slovenia and Malaysia 6-0, as did Spain against Ukraine.

Switzerland beat Kazakhstan 5-4, while Colombia beat Finland 6-2 to advance as well.



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