India at Tokyo Olympics: Archer Tarundeep Rai crashes out after losing to Itay Shannya

India at Tokyo Olympics: Archer Tarundeep Rai crashes out after losing to Itay Shannya
India at Tokyo Olympics: Archer Tarundeep Rai crashes out after losing to Itay Shannya

India at Tokyo Olympics: India archer Tarundeep Rai crashed out of men’s individual archery after losing to Israel’s Itay Shanny in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics here at Yumenoshima Ranking Field on Wednesday. Itay Shanny defeated Tarundeep Rai 6-4 in the 1/16 eliminations round..

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India at Tokyo Olympics:  Rai started with a poor 7-8-9 as the Israeli gathered the two points in the first set. Tarundeep came up with a 10-8-9 in the next against Shanny’s 8-9-9. Set three saw both archers getting on top of each other as they shared points going into fourth. The Indian veteran’s 9-10-9 in the next set gave him the crucial lead going into the decider.

In the fifth set, Rai didn’t manage to make best use of his momentum as the Israeli who had his back on the wall prevailed and took the match into shoot-off..

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Rai started with a 9 in shoot-off but Shanny, the first-ever Israeli archer at the Olympics, won the match with a clutch 10.

Earlier in the day, Rai showed grit and determination to make a comeback and win against Ukraine’s Oleksii Hunbin here at Yumenoshima Ranking Field on Wednesday. Tarundeep defeated Hunbin 6-4 to march into the round of 16.

Both archers shared the points in the first set after aiming 8-8-9. Hunbin started with two 10s in the second round and that was enough to seal the set even as Rai finds the target with his 3rd. Tarundeep started gaining ground after sharing point in the third round and then won the fourth set by a very impressive 8-8-10 in response to which Ukrainian managed to shoot a 7 off the final arrow of that round.

The Indian then managed to seal the comeback in the decider after holding his nerves and scored a brilliant 10-8-10 to progress into the next round

.Earlier on Saturday, India’s mixed team of Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav lost their quarter-final clash of the archery mixed team event in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics here at the Yumenoshima Final Field. South Korea’s An San and Kim Je Deok defeated the Indian pair 6-2 in the quarterfinals

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