Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Khatuna Lorig advanced to the quarterfinals of competition in women's archery at the Olympics, but American teammate Jennifer Nichols wasn't as fortunate.
Lorig scored a 107-105 victory over Virginie Arnold of France and a 112-109 victory over No.7 seed Alison Williamson of Great Britain.
Lorig, who is competing in her fourth Olympic Games but first for the United States, scored the upset by topping Williamson, a five-time Olympian and bronze medalist in Athens in 2004. Lorig just missed the Olympic record of 114 points. At one point she scored four 10s on five shots. She finished the round with six 10s out of the 12 arrows.
"I've been waiting for eight years to be here, to be here where I am right now. So, you have to enjoy every moment and try to stay positive," said Lorig, who just missed qualifying for the 2004 Games in Athens for her native country of Georgia.
Lorig, the 26th seed, next will have a match against No.10 seed Ana Maria Rendon of Colombia.
The 24th seeded Nichols had advanced through the first round after tying an Olympic record with a score of 114 (out of 120) in a 114-101 victory over Ika Yuliana Rochmawati of Indonesia. Nichols then suffered a 105-103 defeat at the hands of Nami Hayakawa of Japan.
Yun Ok-Hee of Korea also tied the 12-arrow record on Tuesday, while top-seeded archers Park Sung-Hyun of Korea, Joo Hyun-Jung of Korea and Khatuna Narimanidze of Georgia also advanced to the quarterfinals.
08/12 08:35:39 ET