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London calling: OTC athletes take aim on Summer Games berths Phillip Brents | Thu, May 31 2012 04:19 PM

The road to the 2012 London Summer Games takes a final bend for American archers this weekend when the third of three nomination shoots takes place June 1-3 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The top eight men and top eight women will compete for three Olympic berths in each field.

The second of three nomination shoots took place the last week of April in Chula Vista.

The top four men are all OTC resident athletes, led by Brady Ellison, ranked No. 1 in the world. Next in line are Jake Kaminski, Jacob Wukie and Joe Fanchin.

OTC resident athletes Khatuna Lorig, Heather Koehl and Kristin Braun are ranked third, fourth and fifth entering the final women’s nomination shoot. 

Ellison set a new U.S. national record after scoring 690 in qualifications at the Antalya World Cup Stage 2 in Turkey on May 2.

Kaminksi and Koehl were named to the World Archery Field Team after the U.S. National Field Championships May 10-13 in Spokane, Wash. The event doubled as the World Archery Field Championships Team Trials.

The London Games are scheduled July 27 to Aug. 12.

Who’s in?
Carrie Johnson will represent Team USA in the women’s flatwater sprint kayak after winning the 500-meter race at the USA Canoe/Kayak U.S. Olympic Trials April 20 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

What’s next?
The U.S. Olympic Trials for BMX will take place June 16 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center-Chula Vista. Five Americans — three men and two women — will earn berths on the American team that will compete in the London Olympic Games.

One men’s spot will be determined at the BMX Olympic Trials; the remaining four berths will be based on rankings in major international and domestic competitions.

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