Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari, Jadhav knocked out in quarterfinals
Tokyo/UNI: Indian archery mixed team of Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav lost in the quarter-final match of the Archery Mixed Team event by 6-2 to the Korean pair of An San and Kim Je Deok at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
As the clash began, the top-seeded Koreans won the first set 35-32 while Deepika and Jadhav shot two 8s and a low 7. In the second set, Jadhav shot two perfect 10s in his two attempts but an 8 from Deepika meant the Koreans took the set by one point 38-37 and extended their lead to 4-0.
With a billion hearts praying for the Indian pair, the duo mounted a comeback in the third set after An San and Kim Je Deok failed to score 19 off their last two shots, cutting down Korea's lead to 4-2. However, the Indian archers failed to sustain the momentum and went down in the fourth.
At the end they lost the set 36-33 putting an end to their mixed team campaign in Tokyo.
Pertinent to mention here that Indian archers are still in contention in the men’s individual and team events and the women’s individual.