The Indian archer misfired three 7s in a row after drilling in as many 10s in succession to snuff out any chance of a comeback after being 0-2 down in the opening set
Deepika defeated Ksenia Perova of the Russian Olympic Committee 6-5 in a one-arrow shoot-off after both the archers had tied 5-5 on set points in their Round of 16 clash at the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field.
Following is the complete schedule of Indian action on Friday
Sindhu entered the pre-quarterfinals, Pooja Rani had a good beginning in the 75kg women’s category, Deepika Kumari marched into the last-16 after seeing off US teenager Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez
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.
The duo of Deepika and Pravin came from behind to defeat Chinese Taipei duo of Lin Chia-En and Tang Chih-Chun in the pre-quarterfinals on Saturday.
Deepika-Pravin pair will now face Lin Chia-en and Tang Chih-Chun of Chinese Taipei in the Round of 16 elimination on Saturday
The 27-year-old Deepika, winner of a hattrick of gold medals at the in the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris late last month which helped her reclaim the No.1 spot in the world
The quartet of Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav entered the mega-event with renewed hopes of winning the country's first Olympic medal in the sport.
The Indian archery couple got the feel of the archery facilities at the Yumenoshima Park in their first training session on Monday
Deepika wins individual, mixed and team event competitions at the World Cup Stage 3
The team defeated Mexico 5-1 in the finals and as a result, this side has now won two gold medals in 2021.
The trio, who had won the first stage of the World Cup in Guatemala City in April, will face Mexico on Sunday in a repeat of the first stage final.
Deepika Kumari will now be the sole entry in the women's section in the Tokyo Games
Paris represents the final opportunity for India to upgrade their single women's quota place to team invitations in Japan as India would look to qualify a second and third recurve archers to join the Deepika.
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