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No sixth Olympics for Khatuna Lorig

Khatuna Lorig

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Khatuna Lorig of the United States competes during her Women’s Individual Archery Bronze Medal match against Mariana Avitia Martinez of Mexico on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lord’s Cricket Ground on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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The U.S. failed to qualify a full women’s archery team for the Rio Games on Thursday, which means 42-year-old Khatuna Lorig will not compete in a sixth Olympics.

Lorig, Hye Youn Park and the already-qualified Mackenzie Brown lost in the quarterfinals of a World Cup event in Turkey, where the final three Rio women’s team places were decided.

Lorig is best known for teaching archery to Jennifer Lawrence before “The Hunger Games.” Lorig also competed in the 1992 Olympics for the Unified Team, the 1996 and 2000 Games for Georgia and the 2008 and 2012 Olympics for the U.S.

Lorig earned team bronze at Barcelona 1992 and finished fifth and fourth individually at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

The U.S. Olympic team is complete with four archers -- Brown and the men’s team of Brady Ellison, Jake Kaminski and Zach Garrett -- its smallest Olympic team since 1976 (excluding the boycotted Moscow 1980 Games), according to sports-reference.com.

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