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Brady Ellison Wins Bronze in Men's Individual Archery



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    Bronze medalist Brady Ellison of the United States celebrates at the awards ceremony of the men's individual archery competition at the Sambadrome venue during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 12, 2016.

    American archer Brady Ellison won bronze in men's individual archery on Friday. 

    He knocked out the Netherland's Sjef van der Berg for the medal in a 6-2 finish. 

    The score was tied after the second set, but a perfect 30 in the third put him only three arrows away from victory. 

    Needing only a seven to put the match away, Ellison released his final shot and turned away immediately, knowing his shot was good.

    Ellison, who looks a lot like a certain Oscars-winning actor, faced South Korea's Ku Bonchan after knocking out Japan's Takaharu Furukawa 6-2 in the quarterfinal round. He lost the gold medal round to Bonchan, who won 6-5.

    Ellison knocked off fellow countryman Zach Garrett 6-4. Garrett failed to qualify for the quarterfinals.

    Jane Zorowitz contributed to this story.