Tokyo Olympics: World no. 1 archer Deepika Kumari crashes out in quarters
Deepika Kumari scripted history at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 by becoming the first archer from India to reach the quarter-final stages at the Games. She defeated Ksenia Perova of the Russian Olympic Committee in a shoot-out to make it to the last eight. With the match tied 5-5, the Indian fired a 10 while the Russian fumbled to hit a 7.
However, she has to return home empty-handed from her 3rd Olympic campaign as she lost her women’s individual quarter-finals to the Korean sensation An San 0-6. Deepika came up with an ordinary show as she had 4 arrows of 7 against the top seed Korean, who is eyeing her 3rd gold medal at the Tokyo Games. An San, the 20-year-old, has already won the Women’s team and Mixed team event in Tokyo.
“It was a disappointing performance, and I could not perform up to my expectations,” Deepika said after the match. Atanu Das, India’s lone archer left in the competition also lost to 46th seed Takaharu Furukawa of Japan 4-6 in the pre-quarterfinals of the men’s individual event on Saturday.