The elimination and semi-final stage of the competition took place today ©World Archery

Britain’s Amy Oliver justified her top seeding to reach the women’s recurve final at the World Archery Field Championships in Bray in Ireland.

Oliver finished top of the qualification standings after the two rounds drew to a close yesterday and she produced a similar level of performance in the elimination stage today.

The Briton ended the two elimination rounds with a score of 119 to advance to the semi-final stage of the competition, where she earned a 51-45 victory over Poland’s Joanna Rzasa.

She will now take on the second seeded Jessica Tomasi, with the Italian having beaten Germany’s Daniela Klesmann 48-43.

It was a similar story in the men’s recurve event, with top qualifier Brady Ellison progressing to the gold medal contest.

The American defeated France’s Jean-Charles Valladont by a narrow 62-61 scoreline to advance.

He will face the challenge of second seed Sebastian Rohrberg, with the German having overcome Italy’s Marco Morello 57-55 in the other semi-final.

There was a surprise in the men’s compound last four, as Denmark’s Stephan Hansen eliminated the top seed Dave Cousins, beating the American 70-68.

Two-time defending champion Jesse Broadwater missed out on the compound archery final ©World Archery
Two-time defending champion Jesse Broadwater missed out on the compound archery final ©World Archery

Hansen will meet another American opponent in the final, with Steve Anderson having beaten Norway’s Njaal Aamaas 67-65.

Women’s second seed Linda Ochoa-Anderson defeated Germany’s Carolin Landesfeind 65-60 to advance to the final in their competition, where she will face Italy’s Irene Franchini, after her 64-62 win over Gladys Willems of Belgium.

The barebow men’s and women’s competitions also saw their semi-finals contested on the third day of the Championships.

Spain’s David Garcia Fernandez beat Australia’s Michael Fisher 53-44 to reach the men’s final, where he will face Erik Jonsson.

Jonsson won an all-Swedish semi-final with Martin Ottosson by a 56-50 scoreline.

A 48-42 win over Sweden’s Lina Bjorklund proved enough for Italy’s Eleonora Strobbe to set up a women’s final with Chantal Porte, with the Frenchwoman having triumphed 44-40 against Japan’s Maruyama Miyuki.