Day 1 at at Olympics underwhelming for Indian archers


Day 1 at at Olympics underwhelming for Indian archers
2021-07-23 05:10 PM
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The Olympics have officially begun and we have even had a few events. We had the world number one, Deepika Kumari representing India in the women’s individual ranking round for archery. The Indian archer failed to impress and placed ninth and was dominated by the South Korean’s record breaking shootings. Kumari, one of India’s medal hope, started off well but didn’t manage to be consistent in the second half.

Deepika Kumari's score in the Women's Individual Ranking Round means she will dodge the South Koreans in the Round of 64, but will face Bhutanese archer Karma, who finished with a score of 616 overall. However, the Indian archer could play top seed An San of South Korea in the semifinals of the tournament in Round 3.

In the men’s category, Pravin Jadhav came in a disappointing 31st place with 656, ahead of Atanu Das and Tarundeep Rai ahead of Atanu Das and Tarundeep Rai. Rain put forth a strong showing in the final two rounds, shooting 55 on both the ninth and tenth. Atanu was only able to complete 52 and 53.

Not a very impressive day for the Indian archers but it isn't the fight for medals yet. Both men's and women's individual Round of 32 and Round of 16 are scheduled for July 27 to 29. Men's individual medal rounds are on July 31, while women's individual medal rounds are on July 30. The Indian archers have yet to put on a sensational performance at the Olympics that we know that they are capable of and we look forward to seeing them do well.

Tomorrow, we can see Indian Olympics representing the country in sports such as archery, badminton, boxing, hockey, judo, rowing, shooting, table tennis, tennis and weight lifting. We wish them the best of luck and hope they make the country proud.

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