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Archery, Tokyo 2020: Deepika Kumari Storms Into Quarter Finals After 6-4 Win Against USA



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Tokyo: Deepika Kumari, the Indian archer has stormed into the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympic Games. She won a nervy match against the USA’s Jennifer Mucino Fernandez by 6-4. It was a close contest between the two. Kumari’s quarter-final match will be played on 30 July at 6 am IST. 

Kumari defeated Bhutan’s Bhu Karma 6-0 in the 1/32 eliminations round earlier on Wednesday. Bhu Karma was not able to make a comeback in the game as Deepika constantly shot 9’s throughout the match. Deepika Kumari is the only flag-bearer for India as far as Archery is concerned. Rest all Indian contenders have been eliminated. 

Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav were eliminated on Wednesday in the Round-of-16 match. India’s contender-ship in the Mixed Archery event has also ended after the team of Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav were knocked out in the 1/16 elimination round. 

Veteran Archer Tarundeep Rai’s journey at Tokyo Olympics 2020 came to an end in the Men’s Individual Round of 32 match. After the match was tied 5-5 after 5 sets, the final outcome was decided by the shoot-off against Israel’s Itay Shanny where Taruhndeep could manage only 9. 

Pravin Jadhav had a stunning Round of-32 match but failed to replicate his performance in the 1/16 elimination round. The 31st seeded star Indian Archer defeated World No. 2 and Russia’s Galsan Bazarzhapov 6-0 in the 1/32 eliminations round of Tokyo Olympics 2020.

In other sports for India, Badminton star, PV Sindhu progresses out of Group J to the Round of 16 and secure a spot in the knockout round. 

India’s women’s hockey team lost 1-4 to Great Britain. This is their third straight loss. 


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