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Italy Edges U.S. For Archery Gold

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Jake Kaminski, Brady Ellison and Jacob Wukie of the United States celebrate a silver medal in Men's Team Archery on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Jake Kaminski, Brady Ellison and Jacob Wukie of the United States celebrate a silver medal in Men’s Team Archery on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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LONDON (AP) - Italy won the gold medal in men’s team archery at the Olympics on Saturday, beating the U.S. by one point on the final shot.

The Americans’ silver was the country’s first medal of the games. South Korea took bronze.

Michele Frangilli, Marco Galiazzo and Mauro Nespoli hugged and raised their hands in celebration after the final arrow beat the Americans
219-218 at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The gold was Italy’s first ever in the event.

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