Brady Ellison, Jack Williams and Jacob Wukie won the last Olympic qualification tournament in Paris to book their place at the upcoming Games in Tokyo.
“It feels really good,” Ellison said. “We wanted to win this event and show the world what a team we are and remind everyone what the USA is all about.”
The USA men delivered a perfect campaign in the French capital. Seeded first with a combined score of 2031 points, the team secured a bye into the second round and then beat Spain, 6-2, and France, 6-0, to meet Indonesia in the gold medal match.
It was the semifinal against France, though, that won the quota place.
The final was delayed by over an hour due to a storm but, eventually, against Indonesia, the USA booked one final victory, 5-3.
Tokyo 2020 will be Ellison’s fourth Olympic Games and his second with Wukie. Both were members of the squad that won silver at London 2012. Williams, the youngest member of the team, will make his debut at the Games in Tokyo.
Recurve men’s teams from Canada, Mexico and Brazil also competed in the tough tournament.
Brazil lost in the first round to Belarus, 5-1, while Canada fell to Spain in the second round, 3-5. Mexico went a little further as the team beat Iran and Russia before losing to France in the quarterfinals.
All three teams will still be represented in Tokyo as they have qualified individual men’s quotas.
Competition in Paris will continue with the women’s team qualifier on Sunday.
For full results visit World Archery’s website.