Brady Ellison is in the recurve semi-finals in Paris ©Getty Images

American archer Brady Ellison and Mexico's Ana Vazquez are among the semi-finalists for the men's and women's recurve competition as confirmed at the end of the second day of the Archery World Cup in Paris.

The United States' Ellison defeated US Virgin Islands' Nicholas D'Amour in a shoot-off to win the tiebreaker 6-5.

He faces Italian Federico Musolesi in the semi-finals, who eased past Brazilian Marcus D'Almeida 6-0.

Britain's Patrick Huston is through too following a 7-3 win over Turkey's Mete Gazoz and now plays American Jack Williams who defeated Italy's Mauro Nespoli 6-0.

Yesterday's leader in qualifying Moritz Wieser of Germany was knocked out in the third round by compatriot Johannes Maier.

Vazquez eased to a 6-0 win over Lisa Unruh of Germany, while Elena Osipova of Russia and India's Deepika Kumari won by the same result over Italy's Lucilla Boari and Aida Roman of Mexico respectively.

Meeting Osipova in the final four will be the US' MacKenzie Brown after she won 6-2 against Maja Jager.

Brown previously knocked out qualification winner Alejandra Valencia in the fourth round.

Ana Vazquez has made the final four of the women's recurve ©Getty Images
Ana Vazquez has made the final four of the women's recurve ©Getty Images

The opening round of the men's and women's recurve team events were held too - with Canada progressing in the men's competition with a 5-3 win over Kazakhstan.

One of the favourites Mexico soundly defeated the Czech Republic 5-1, while Ukraine defeated Finland 6-2 and Australia emerged victorious with a 5-4 win over Mongolia.

Bangladesh defeated Turkey 5-3, Belgium won 5-1 against Slovenia, The Netherlands thrashed Hong Kong 6-0 and Malaysia eked out a win against Switzerland 5-4.

In the women's event, both Bangladesh and the Czech Republic thrashed their opponents Slovenia and Malaysia 6-0, as did Spain over Ukraine.

Switzerland edged out Kazakhstan 5-4, while Colombia defeated Finland 6-2 to progress too.