Elma’s Kaminski Wins Olympic Team Archery Silver
Elma native Eric Kaminski is an Olympic medal winner. He and teammates Brady Ellison and Jacob Wukie settled for silver when Italy’s Michele Frangilli was perfect on the final shot of the match to claim the gold for the Italians by just one point. It was the first-ever gold medal in archery for Italy and the silver was the best finish for American archers since 1996.
The story of the match might be the Americans’ upset of the heavily favored Koreans in the semi-final round. Things were looking good for the Koreans after Friday’s ranking round where they set a world team points record. Then easily defeated Ukraine in the quarters when they tied an Olympic team points record.
Individual archery events are later this week.