Karen Van Nest Advances to 1/8 Finals
TOKYO, JPN – With a score of 138-130, Karen Van Nest won her round of 16 match against Miho Nagano of Japan and moves forward in the tournament. Van Nest was ranked 11th after qualification and Nagano sat in the 22nd spot.
The athletes were tied at 55 points after the first two sets, but as the match carried on, Van Nest’s lead grew. She shot 3 bullseyes and had no arrows scoring under 8 points.
“I’m not going to lie… I was pretty nervous up there,” said Van Nest after the match. “I trusted my process and got settled. I was super happy to have Team Canada cheering me on from the stands. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”
Van Nest will shoot next against Yueshan Lin of China, who placed 6th in qualification, on August 30 at 10:25 a.m. (August 29 at 9:25 p.m. EST).