Wellington's Garrett knocked out of Olympic archery tourney
Zach Garrett already has one piece of Olympic hardware, but he came up short of getting a second.
The 21-year-old native of Wellington and graduate of Wellington-Napoleon High School, who had already helped the United States of America win a silver medal in the team archery competition last week in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, lost in the round of 16 in the individual tournament.
Garrett fell to his USA teammate Brady Ellison, the top-ranked archer in the world, 6-4. Garrett reached the round of 16 by defeating Haziq Kamaruddin 6-0 in the first round and Canadian Crispin Duenas 7-3 in the second round.
Garrett has been ranked as high as third in the world in men's archery since making his international competition debut in 2014.
Ellison ended up taking home the bronze medal after being upset in the semifinals 6-5 by Ku Bon-Chan of South Korea. Ellison defeated Sjef van den Berg from the Netherlands 6-2 in the bronze medal match. Bon-chan won the gold medal match 7-3 over Frenchman Jean-Charles Valladont.