RIO DE JANEIRO — After U.S. archer Brady Ellison shot his final arrow Friday at the Sambodromo, he screamed and hugged his coach, Kisik Lee. By securing his first individual medal, a bronze, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, he had accomplished a dream 20 years in the making.
“I’ve medaled at everything now,” said Ellison, who also has won Olympic team medals, world championship and Pan American Games individual medals, and World Cup Final titles. “I have an individual Olympic medal — and we haven’t had one in a long time.”
Ellison is the first U.S. archer to win an individual medal since Vic Wunderle won silver at the Sydney 2000 Games. Ellison also won team silver earlier this week and at the London 2012 Games.
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