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Newz Forum: OLYMPICS: Archery defending Olympic champion beaten

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posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 05:58 PM
Athens, Greece (Sports Network) - Australia's Simon Fairweather, the defending Olympic champion in men's archery, was eliminated from competition at the 2004 Summer Games on Monday.

Fairweather, along with fellow countryman David Barnes, were among the day's biggest upset victims in extremely windy conditions. Fairweather lost his match to Anton Prylepav of Belarus, 141-137.

Vic Wunderle was the only U.S. man to win his match, advancing to Tuesday's round of 16. Wunderle, the 2000 individual silver and team bronze medalist, faced India's Majhi Sawaiyan, and won the match easily 145-128.

"With the wind being so crazy, the scores are much lower than what you expect to see in Olympic competition, said Wunderle." "It's like playing rock, paper scissors for the championship."

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