Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari enters quarters in Archery, beats Ksenia Perova 6-5

The World Number one defeated Ksenia by 6-5 in the 1/8 Eliminations round in the shootout. After the match was tied, Deepika shot a perfect 10 to march ahead in the tournament.

Indian archer Deepika Kumari entered the quarterfinals in Tokyo.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Deepika Kumari beat Ksenia Perova (ROC) 6-5 on Friday to advance to the women's quarterfinals in the individual event at the Tokyo Olympics.

After the match was tied, Deepika shot a perfect 10 to march ahead.

Both archers started with a 9, but the Indian's second arrow was a perfect one. Perova, who was then under pressure, landed a 7 resulting in Deepika gathering the two points by 28-25.

 

Ksenia Perova bounced back to take the next set. Deepika pegged one back in third and took the lead. Fourth was a tie with both archers shooting 26. With her back against the wall, the Russian responded well in the decider and took the match to the shoot-off.

Ksenia started the shoot-off with a 7. The Indian responded with a perfect 10 to wrap up the match.

Inputs from ANI

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