Mark Javier had trained his sights on a better showing after falling short the last time in Beijing, but wound up falling at the same stage in London.
In Beijing, Javier was seeded 36th after shooting 654 in the ranking round featuring 64 archers from 37 nations. That score set up a meeting in the round of 64 with No. 29 Kuo Cheng Wei of Chinese Taipei, but the Filipino fell just short, 102-106.
He finished fifth in the men’s division of the individual recurve event in the World Championships recently in Utah, earning a spot in the Olympics because several competitors who placed higher have already previously booked tickets to London.
Seeded sixth, Javier defeated Jan Rijavec of Slovenia, 7-3, then scored a 6-2 win over Bjarne Marius Laursen, conqueror of Filipino Paul Marton Dela Cruz in the previous round.
Javier was nipped by Elias Malave of Venezuela, 6-5, in the quarterfinals, but had the best score among those who were eliminated in that phase to take fifth spot.
In London, however, Javier took a 1-7 beating at the hands of American Brady Ellison in their head-to-head, round of 32 match.