November 27, 2022

The last-minute pairing of Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav fumbled within the quarterfinals in opposition to high seed Korea to exit of the medal race within the blended pair occasion of the archery competitors on the Olympic Video games in Tokyo on Saturday.

Deepika and Jadhav, who had been taking part in collectively on the Worldwide stage for the primary time, misplaced 2-6 to formidable Korea when the blended occasion was thought-about a robust medal probability for the nation.

World No. 1 Deepika didn’t notch a single good 10 from eight arrows whereas Olympic debutant Jadhav misfired a six within the essential fourth set after drilling in three good 10s on the Yumenoshima Park.

The Indians didn’t shoot even a single 10 within the first set as the highest seed Korean duo of An San and Kim Je Deok took the primary set 35-32 in a low-scoring affair.

Jadhav picked up tempo within the second set with two 10s, however Deepika was astray with scores of 8 and 9. The staff misplaced the second set 37-38.

Required to win the third set to maintain their hopes alive, Indians shot three 9s and one 8, whereas An San faltered with an 8 within the ultimate arrow handy India the one set.

Needing one other win within the fourth set to take the match to the decider, Jadhav began off with a 6 that just about ended their marketing campaign.

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