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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.

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