Eighth-seed Massimiliano Mandia from Italy will fight for the men's recurve gold medal tomorrow at the Field Archery World Championships, after beating defending champion Brady Ellison in his final elimination match today.
The 28-year-old, who has never won an individual title, has won four elimination matches in all on home soil, to guarantee himself a medal in the Dolomite Mountains of Cortina.
"I feel really satisfied with my shooting, it was awesome," he said.
"Today I woke up telling myself that I had to do all I could do to win, and that's what I did.
"I shot good, all my arrows went where they needed to, and it turned out to be a perfect day."
Mandia beat teammate Michele Calderato and Sweden's Jonathan Anderson yesterday, before beating Germany's Sebastian Rohrberg and Ellison today.
Over the four-target, 12-arrow match, Mandia came out the better by one point over Ellison, 65 to 64.
“All I want in the final is to feel satisfied with myself by giving my best," he said.
"Winning a medal in your country is always a double feeling.
"It’s for your nation and for the people that always support you."
He will now face world field archery debutant Oonuki Wataru from Japan in the final, who beat Karoly Buzas, Florian Kahllund and Sam Herlicq on his way to the gold medal match.
The women's recurve final will see Nami Fukasawa, another Japanese archer, face Lisa Unruh from Germany in what will be a rematch of the 2017 World Games final.
Meanwhile the men's compound final will see Austria's Nico Wiener shoot against Dutchman Mike Schloesser, having beaten defending champion Steve Anderson by three points in the semi-finals.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling because I wanted to be in the top four," Wiener said.
"When I made it to the semis, I just relaxed because I was already at the point where I wanted to be.”
His final opponent is the number one ranked compound archer in the world.