Seeded No. 4, GODFREY thrived in front of his home crowd as he sailed through the first two rounds against Md Emdadul Haque MILON (BAN) and Juan Rene SERRANO (MEX) 6-0 and 7-1. MOHAMAD finished 3rd at the Test Event in October.

Starting with two 9s, GODFREY could have clinched the first set with a 10 at his third arrow. But he shot a 7 and let the first two set points go to his opponent (25-27) and trailed 0-2.

The Briton then recorded all three arrows in the gold (9-10-9), but he could only tie the second set as his opponent also scored 28 points to lead 3-1.

GODFREY then managed to improve his score with 29. Winning the third set, he leveled up the match at 3-3. On the right track, he then won his second set in a row 28-26, taking advantage of an 8 by his opponent at his third arrow. GODREY took the lead for the first time of the match 5-3.

MOHAMAD recovered his best shooting at the beginning of the final set, scoring two 10s followed by an 8. With 28 points, he forced his opponent to a shoot-off winning this set 28-26.

Shooting first, GODREY recorded a 9 in the tie-break, but which was not sufficient, as his opponent from Malaysia released a perfect shot. And the only remaining local representative is out!


MOHAMAD killed off the home country's last hope for a medal in the morning after he beat No. 4 Larry GODFREY (GBR) in a tie-break. He will try to clinch the first ever Olympic medal in archery for Malaysia.

MOHAMAD let the first set go 26-27 shooting a 7 at his third arrow. He trailed 0-2. The archer from Malaysia had another bad shot in the following set, a 6 at his second arrow, and lost again by one point, 24-25, to trail 0-4.

It was better for him in the third set (28 points), while his opponent triple a 7-point shot (21 points). MOHAMAD kept hopes alive, coming back at 2-4. But it was brief, as FURUKAWA won the fourth set 28-26 to clinch victory 6-2.

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