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.
Archer Deepika Kumari talks about 'pressure' of Olympics, wants to see her game from a different perspective
In the form of her life after winning five World Cup medals this year, the 27-year-old carried the hopes of 1.3 billion Indians to get the sport their first Olympic archery medal in Tokyo.
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.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Atanu Das loses to Takaharu Furukawa; Indian archery campaign ends without medal
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.
Here's the complete schedule of Tokyo Olympics 2020 involving Indian athletes on 31 July.
In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Deepika had lost in the pre-quarterfinals, while at her maiden Olympics in London, where she had gone as a number one ranked player, she had crashed out in the opening round.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Archer Deepika Kumari seals quarter-final berth, ousts Ksenia Perova in shoot-off
Starting off the one-arrow shoot-off, the Russian crumbled under pressure as she misfired a seven while a composed Deepika sealed the issue 6-5 (10-7) without any fuss.
Here's the complete schedule of Tokyo Olympics 2020 involving Indian athletes on 30 July.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Atanu Das downs two-time Olympic champion Oh Jin Hyek to qualify for Round of 16
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.
Here's the complete schedule of Tokyo Olympics 2020 involving Indian athletes on 29 July.
Mixed bag day for India as PV Sindhu, boxer Pooja Rani advance; women's hockey team disappoint again
Check out photos from Day five of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu, Deepika Kumari advance; Rani Rampal and Co lose third match in a row
It was, in a nutshell, another mixed day for the country which is waiting for its second medal after the spectacular silver by weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on the opening day of competitions.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Archer Deepika Kumari enters last-16 to keep medal hopes alive; Tarundeep Rai, Pravin Jadhav exit
Deepika lost the first set by one point but she bounced back strongly with three 10s in a row to take a 4-2 lead. She, however, failed to wrap up the match in the fourth set as she misfired a six in her second arrow.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian archer Tarundeep Rai loses in shoot-off finish against Israel's Itay Shanny
Under windy conditions at the Yumenoshima Park, both players were locked 5-5 but Shanny, who is 15 years younger than Rai, sealed the match 10-9 with a perfect score in the shoot-off.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 5 Highlights: Boxer Pooja Rani wins opening round; Deepika Kumari victorious in Round of 16 clash
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Here's the complete schedule of Tokyo Olympics 2020 involving Indian athletes on 28 July.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian archers hope to shrug off disappointment of team events, brace for individual challenge
No Indian has so far managed to cross the pre-quarterfinal hurdle but going by their form, it won't be a surprise if they go deep.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: CA Bhavani Devi makes history, Sharath Kamal shines but Indian athletes disappoint in other disciplines
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.
The South Korean men's team has now won a medal in eight of the last nine Olympics. The lone exception was a fifth-place showing at the 1992 Barcelona Games.
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.