Fri, September 20, 2013

'Hunger Games' trainer misses medal

By WENN.com


Khatuna Lorig of the U.S. shoots during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. (Reuters/SUZANNE PLUNKETT)

LONDON - The archery trainer who helped Jennifer Lawrence hit the bullseye in ‘The Hunger Games’ narrowly missed out on winning a medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games after competing on Thursday.

Team U.S.A.'s Khatuna Lorig placed fourth in the women's individual archery competition at Lord's Cricket Ground, losing the bronze to Mexico's Mariana Avitia.

Korea's Ki Bo Bae claimed gold, and Aida Roman, also from Mexico, took silver.

Lorig, who taught Lawrence how to shoot the bow and arrow to portray action woman Katniss in the recent Hollywood blockbuster, is no stranger to the Olympics - it's her fifth time at the sporting extravaganza and the London Games mark 20 years since her first medal, a bronze, in the team archery event in Barcelona, Spain in 1992.