US archers earn Olympic spots for Rio de Janeiro

NEWBERRY, Fla. (AP) Brady Ellison and Jake Kaminski are heading to another Olympics in archery after earning spots through an arduous U.S. qualification process that concluded on Monday.

Zach Garrett also locked up a position, giving the American men a full contingent of three for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Ellison and Kaminski helped the Americans capture a silver medal in the team competition at the 2012 London Games.

On the women's side, Mackenzie Brown has secured a spot, with Hye Youn Park and Khatuna Lorig in line to make it but still some work to do. If the Americans medal during the last-chance qualifier at the Archery World Cup in Antalya, Turkey, next month, those last two spots will kick in.

Lorig is hoping to make her sixth Olympics team. She competed for the unified team of the Soviet Union at the 1992 Summer Olympics, for Georgia in `96 and `00, and the U.S. in `08 and `12.

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