Archery: Dhiraj takes blame double misfire, experts say this ‘can happen’ in archery

New Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) Rising Indian archer Dhiraj Bommadevara blamed himself for the “technical fault” as he botched the release and missed the target twice in his quarterfinal defeat at the Asian Games here on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old, who had an impressive year winning the World Cup bronze and recently shocked double Olympic champion Kim Woojin, had an emphatic start shooting three 10s to take a 2-0 lead against Ilfat Abdullin.

The Kazakh started off with a 10 in the second set and Dhiraj responded with his arrow landing below the target in a bizarre manner.

This happened not just once but twice in eight arrows as he once again misfired with his arrow getting stuck on the edges of target board.

“It has never ever happened with me even during my practice,” Dhiraj, whose archery career began after joining Army Sports Institute five years back, told

Source: PTI News


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