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Robert Elder maps out road to Rio Olympics

Arin Kumar
Friday, August 15, 2014

ARCHER Robert Elder started his preparations to Rio with two recent international events.

A statement from Fiji Archery Association read the first was a training camp in Korea and the second was the world cup in Poland.

Both events were his preparations grounds as he attempts to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.

The statement read Elder missed out by a few points on attaining a national record in the ranking rounds of the world cup because of strong winds.

"In the elimination round Robert shot against Alexey Nikolaev, a multiple time medallist from Russia," read the statement.

"The score on that match was the highest on the field, and Robert would have needed a world record-pace score of 89 out of a possible 90 to win.

"After the loss Robert's final placement was 57th out of a 106 world class athletes.

"There are 64 spots available for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, so things are looking bright for the two-time Olympian."

Elder is also expected to compete in the Australian Open Championships and the Oceania Championships in Tahiti later this season.

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