2012 London Olympics: United States Archery Team Falls Painfully Short Of Gold

The United States archery team grabbed the first medal of the 2012 London Olympics for the U.S., but it was a painful one.

The team comprised of number one archer in the world, Brady Ellison, Jacob Wukie and Edgewater, Fl. native Jake Kaminski fell just short of their bid for a gold medal as they lost to Italy by a final score of 219-218 in what came down to the last shot of the competition.

Italy's Michael Frangilli needed a nine to tie and 10 to win gold on his final shot and got the 10. The silver medal was the first U.S. archery medal since 2000.

Stick with this StoryStream for all your news and updates on the Florida athletes in the 2012 Olympic Games. For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visitNBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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