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LONDON: National archer Khairul Anuar Mohamad beat three- time Olympian, Larry Godfrey of Britain in the third elimination round and booked a slot in the quarterfinals of the Men's Recurve Individual event of the 2012 Olympics.
Khairul Anuar will face Japanese ace, Takaharu Furukawa in the quarterfinals which will be held today at 2pm London time. (9pm M'sian time)
In the event held at Lord's Cricket Ground, here, the Malaysian beat Godfrey 6-5 after the shoot-off when both archers were tied with 136-136 points in the five ends.
Under the International Archery Federation's (FITA) new rules, the winner of the competition is not only decided on how many arrows they shoot and score but the winner of each five ends will get an additional two points.
In the shoot-off, the more composed Khairul Anuar shot a bull's eye, giving him 10 points while the Briton scored 9.
Takaharu is into the quarterfinals after defeating Baard Nesteng of Norway 6-2 in another third-round elimination match.
Mohd Khairul said he was quite nervous when competing against the three- time Olympian who had the full support of the home crowd.
"I just followed what coach Lee Hyo Jung told me, 'take it easy and don't have too much respect for the Briton'," he said.
Godfrey said he was quite dissappointed, competing in his third Olympiad without a medal.
"But it's archery. I went out there to give my best but got beaten by a better archer on the day," he said. -- BERNAMA