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British archer Kieran Slater eliminated at round-of-16 stage

Great Britain's Kieran Slater exits the 2015 European Games at the round-of-16 stage following a shoot-off defeat against Pierre Plihon of France.

Team GB archer Kieran Slater has suffered a narrow defeat at the round-of-16 stage of the men's individual archery in Baku.

The 21-year-old had earlier overcome Turkey's Yagiz Yilmaz, claiming a resounding 6-0 victory at the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, but he was unable to get the better of Frenchman Pierre Plihon for a place in the last eight.

Slater took the first set 2-0, with the second being tied after both men had hit their first maximums in a 1-1 draw.

Despite losing the third set 2-0, Slater took the fourth by the same scoreline to leave Plihon on the brink.

The European Games bronze medallist picked himself up to claim a 2-0 triumph in set five, though, thus paving the way for a shoot-off to decide who would advance through to face the Netherlands' Sjef van der Berg.

It was Plihon who held his nerve, outscoring Slater 9-8 in the sudden-death scenario to eliminate his opponent.

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Kieran Slater of Great Britain retrieves his arrows during the Men's Individual Ranking Round during day four of the Baku 2015 European Games at Tofiq Bahramov Stadium on June 16, 2015
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