Archery: Deepika Kumari loses to An San in quarters, out of Tokyo Olympics

India's Deepika Kumari lost to top seed An San of South Korea in the quarterfinals of the archery women's individual event at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

India's Deepika Kumari bowed out of the archery women's individual event.

Deepika Kumari’s run at the Tokyo Olympics came to a crashing halt as she lost 6-0 to the top seed An San of South Korea in the quarterfinal of the women’s individual recurve on Friday.

San – the gold medal winner in the mixed and the women’s team event in Tokyo – began with a perfect round of 30, while Deepika was pegged back by two 7s and managed only 24. San was on song as she shot two more 10s and a 9 to easily pocket the second set. Fighting to remain in the competition, Deepika began the third round strongly with a 10, but once again slipped and hit a 7 and then a 9 to total 24.

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“It was a disappointing performance, and I could not perform up to my expectations,” she said after the match. 

Earlier in the day, Deepika – playing in her third Olympics – defeated Ksenia Perova of the Russian Olympic Committee in a shoot-out to make it to the last eight. With the match tied at 5-5, the Indian fired a 10, while the Russian fumbled to hit a 7.

Atanu Das is India’s lone archer left in the competition and will be in action on Saturday when he takes on Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa in the quarterfinals of the men’s recurve.

An San won gold, E Osipova silver and L. Boari took bronze in women’s individual recurve.

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