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Canadian archer Crispin Duenas places 18th in ranking round in Rio

Toronto's Crispin Duenas found himself in familiar territory in Friday’s qualification round at the Rio Olympics, placing 18th among 64 athletes after placing 16th and eighth, respectively, in the ranking round at the Beijing Games in 2008 and London in 2012.

Leader Kim Woo-jin of South Korea sets world record with 700 points

Canadian archer Crispin Duenas was consistent in Friday's qualification round at the Rio Olympics, leading to a ranking of 18th among 64 athletes. (Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images/File)

By Doug Harrison, CBC Sports

Crispin Duenas found himself in familiar territory in Friday's qualification round to open the archery competition at the Rio Olympics.

The 30-year-old Toronto native was 18th among 64 athletes at Brazil's historic Samba street after placing 16th and eighth, respectively, in the ranking round at the Beijing Games in 2008 and London in 2012.

Duenas went on to finish 39th and 33rd overall at those Olympics, and secured a spot for Rio at last year's World Archery Championships.

On a sunny Friday without breeze, Duenas was a model of consistency. He shot 11 perfect 10s, including six closest to the centre in the first set of 36 arrows and 11 perfect 10s with five closest to the centre in the second and final set of 36 to finish with 669 of a possible 720 points.

Duenas, who shot a Canadian record of 685 at the official Rio test event, is part of a two-member Canadian team with Georcy-Stephanie Thiffeault Picard.

He will compete in the Round of 64 on Aug. 10 at 8 a.m. ET.

Also Friday, two-time world champion Kim Woo-jin of South Korea set a world and Olympic record with 700 points, surpassing Im Dong Hyun's mark of 699 in London.

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