Archery World Cup Final: Atanu Das, Deepika Kumari lose bronze matches as Indians return empty-handed
Das lost a one-sided bronze playoff to reigning Olympic champion Mete Gazoz of Turkey 6-0 (27-29, 26-27, 28-30). He doubled up as Deepika's coach when the world number two lost in the shoot-off to Olympic team bronze-medallist Michelle Kroppen.
You know Mirabai Chanu could sleep-lift her way to a silver in her weight class. But at that same time, there's a boy, Saurabh Chaudhury, 19 years of age, shooting at a venue 30 kms away, who has a chance to do better: he can win gold. So that’s who you took a chance on.
The biggest letdown was the power archery couple— Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das— who were not able to overcome the pressure factor despite having the experience of five Olympics in between them.
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Das was the lone archer in the fray after Deepika Kumari succumbed to a 0-6 rout by eventual gold medallist An San of Korea on Friday.
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Das and his world number one wife Deepika Kumari are the two Indians left in the fray. Deepika has also made the Round of 16.
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The 39-year-old Sharath defeated world bronze-medallist Tiago Polonia of Portugal, prevailing 2-11 11-8 11-5 9-11 11-6 11-9 in 49 minutes to set up a clash with Olympic and world champion Ma Long from China who is arguably the greatest table tennis player of all time.
After beating Kazakhstan 6-2, the Indian trio of Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai lost in straight sets against the top seeds at the Yumenoshima Park.
Here's the full schedule of the various events involving Indian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics on 26 July, Monday.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: India 9th in both men's team and mixed pair rankings; debutant Pravin Jadhav best among trio
Chasing an elusive Olympic medal in archery, India braces for some tough challenges ahead as both men's team and mixed pair are likely to face Korea in the quarterfinals.
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In the absence of defending champion Chang Hye Jin who failed to make the cut, Deepika's biggest threat is Kang Chae Young, who would have been the world No. 1 if the Olympics were held in 2020.
The likes of archers Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das, table tennis players G Sathiyan and A Sharath Kamal, ace shuttlers PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth and lone Indian gymnast in fray, Pranati Nayak, also started their training on Monday.
Reacting to a video of the ground posted by the cricketer-turned-politician, the duo of Deepika and her archer husband Atanu Das said the facility should not be altered as it is one of the best in Asia. Both Deepika and Atanu are Olympic-bound.
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Star archer Deepika Kumari led the show with supreme authority to grab a hat-trick of gold medals as India made an unprecedented clean sweep at the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris on Sunday for a perfect build-up to the Tokyo Olympics in less than a month's time.
Archery World Cup: Atanu Das-Deepika Kumari enter final to assure medal for India; Abhishek Verma enters semis
Atanu and Deepika, who are India's best medal hope in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, were at their best to make their first final together where they will face the Netherlands in the summit clash on Sunday.
Archery World Cup: Deepika Kumari reaches semi-final in recurve individual event; Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai exit
Deepika reigned supreme with scores of 29, 28 and 28 that included four perfect 10s with two closest to the centre (X) to knock out the veteran Mexican.