Archery: Atanu Das loses to Takaharu Furukawa in pre-quarterfinals at Tokyo Olympics

India's campaign in archery came to an end after Atanu Das, seeded 35th, lost to 46th seed Takaharu Furukawa of Japan 4-6 in the pre-quarterfinals of the men's individual event on Saturday.

India's Atanu Das, seeded 35th, beat 46th seed Takaharu Furukawa of Japan to reach the quarterfinals of the archery men's individual event.   -  AFP

India’s archery campaign at the Tokyo Olympics ended on a disappointing note after the last archer in the fray, Atanu Das, lost to London Olympics silver medallist Takaharu Furukawa of Japan in a third-round match in the men’s individual event on Saturday.

Atanu, who upset London Olympics gold medallist, Jinhyek Oh of Korea, in the previous round, lost 4-6 (25-27, 28-28, 28-27, 28-28, 26-27) to the Japanese, who is a 2015 World championships bronze medallist.

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Two eights in the opening set did not help Atanu, who gathered better scores (10, 9 and 9) to share points in the next.

The Indian shot two 10s and an 8 to take the third round and level the set scores 3-3.

It was followed by another tied round as both archers collected an identical series of 9, 10, 9 to make it 4-4.

Atanu’s scores of 9, 8 and 9 in the fifth set were not good enough as the Japanese, who had earlier won the team bronze, secured his place in the quarterfinals.

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