2012 medal projection update: Archery

SECOND/FINAL UPDATE: July 11

Here’s the original post. Since then, archery has had its World Championships in July 2011, several World Cup events and the world indoor championships in Las Vegas. Check the rankings for another look at the favorites; results and rankings are at archery.org, which isn’t set up for deeper linking.

Women’s individual: Is South Korea’s era of dominance over? They had no semifinalists at Worlds, where Chile’s Denisse Astrid van Lamoen beat Georgia’s Kristine Esebua in the final. Now, the rankings are much more diverse: Deepika Kumari (India), Bo Bae Ki (South Korea), Yuting Fang (China), Dasomi Jung (South Korea), Alejandra Valencia (Mexico), Ming Cheng (China), Berengure Schun (France) and the USA’s Miranda Leek — all ahead of van Lamoen. Jennifer Nichols is 14th; Khatuna Lorig 21st. Was KOR-KOR-IND; now India, South Korea, China

Women’s team: Another strange result at Worlds, with host Italy winning ahead of India, South Korea and China. The top four in the rankings: South Korea, India, Ukraine, China. Not changing the projection: South Korea, India, China

Men’s individual: The USA’s Brady Ellison prevented a South Korean sweep with a third-place finish at Worlds and is ranked No. 1 ahead of South Korea’s Dong Hyun Im and world champion Woojin Kim. Ukraine has a couple of contenders in the top 10. The other Americans are Jake Kiminski (#26) and Jacob Wukie (#49); #7 Joe Fanchin didn’t make the team. Was USA-KOR-ITA; now USA, South Korea, Ukraine

Men’s team: World Championship finish – South Korea, France, Italy. Initial projection was South Korea, Italy, Ukraine. And yet the USA is ranked first ahead of France and South Korea. Then it’s India and host Great Britain. This one’s tricky. Was KOR, ITA, UKR; now South Korea, France, USA

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