Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medallist Mauro Nespoli of Italy was beaten by France's Clement Jacquey in the men's recurve quarter-finals ©Getty Images

There were further upsets as individual finalists were decided at the European Indoor Archery Championships in Laško, with Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Mauro Nespoli of Italy knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the men's recurve.

The event at the Tri Lilije Sports Hall had been left wide open by yesterday's shock elimination of Olympic champion Mete Gazoz of Turkey, but the runner-up in the Japanese capital was unable to capitalise as he lost a shoot-off against France's Clement Jacquey, who went on to beat Russia's Erdem Tsydypov to seal a place in the final.

Jacquey will next face his compatriot and Rio 2016 silver medallist Jean-Charles Valladont, who saw off Alen Remar of Croatia 6-2 and Switzerland's Florian Faber 6-4.

In the women's recurve, the top two qualifiers exited yesterday, and the final will be contested by Italy's Vanessa Landi and European outdoor champion Lisa Barbelin of France.

Landi won 7-3 against Turkey's Gizem Özkan 7-3 Ukraine's Anastasia Pavlova, while Barbelin thrashed Slovakia's Denisa Baránková 6-0 before triumphing 6-4 over Ukraine's Veronika Marchenko.

Mike Schloesser of The Netherlands continued the defence of his men's compound title by beating Turkey's Furkan Oruç 149-148 and France's Nicolas Girard 148-147.

Another French archer in Jean Philippe Boulch, the second-best qualifier, will be his opponent in the decider on Saturday (February 19).

Top women's compound qualifier Elizaveta Knyazeva reached the final with wins over Italy's Marcella Tonioli and fellow Russian Alexandra Savenkova, with Ella Gibson standing in her way after impressive victories for the Briton over Estonia's Maris Tetsmann and France's Sophie Dodemont.

The maiden barebow final will feature the top two qualifiers - Britain's Oliver Hicks against Sweden's Viggo Axelsson in the men's event and an all-Italian clash between Cinzia Noziglia and Fabia Rovatti in the women's.

France's Lisa Barbelin will contest the women's recurve final in Laško against Italy's Vanessa Landi ©Getty Images
France's Lisa Barbelin will contest the women's recurve final in Laško against Italy's Vanessa Landi ©Getty Images

Team elimination matches began today, with Poland upsetting Russia in the women's barebow to set up a final against Italy.

On the men's side, Slovenia overcame Poland 6-0 to book a semi-final against the best qualifiers in Sweden, with Russia playing Italy tomorrow on the other side of the draw.

A 234-231 victory helped Ukraine's women through to a semi-final against Russia at the expense of Turkey in the women's compound, with Estonia facing Italy in the other last-four tie thanks to wins against Portugal and Iceland, respectively.

Top men's compound qualifiers France and Turkey advanced to the semi-finals with wins against Iceland and Estonia.

The Netherlands await the French, while Portugal will be Turkey's opponents.

The best qualifiers also reached the last four of both team recurve competitions.

In the women's, Ukraine saw off Moldova 6-0 and will face Russia for a place in the final, while France triumphed by the same scoreline against Poland and will go up against Turkey next.

Italy cruised into a men's semi-final against Belarus by thrashing Poland 6-0, which France set-up a tie against Ukraine by beating hosts Slovenia 6-2.

Team events are due to conclude tomorrow, and the individual competitions on Saturday.