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    Archer Javier mulls exit after second Olympics ends in disappointment

    Aug 2, 2012

    ARCHER Mark Javier is mulling retirement after he was eliminated from the men’s recurve competitions of the 2012 London Olympics.

    Javier lost to American Brady Ellison, 1-7, in the round-of-32.

    The 30-year-old Javier, who also fell at the same stage in the Beijing Games four years ago, posted his plans on the social networking site Facebook hours after losing to Ellison.

    “Thank you all for your encouraging words before my game. I'm proud and honored to represent the Philippines in two Olympic games but for now I think I have shot my last arrow,” Javier said on his Facebook post.

    “Archery has given a lot to me specially the memories that I will always cherish. To my teammates and friends thank you so much guys,” he also said.

    Aside from two Olympic appearances, Javier also has the 2007 Asian championship and the 2012 World Championship in his resume.

    Female archer Rachel Ann Cabral also didn't make it past the first knockout round in London.

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