Bombayla moves ahead in women’s individual archery

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian archer Bombayla Devi advanced into the 1/8 Eliminations round of the Women’s Individual category, beating Taipei’s Shih-Chia Lin 108-101 at the Rio Olympics here on Wednesday.

Bombayla won 27-24, 27-24, 26-27, 28-26 at the Sambodromo.

Earlier, she defeated Austria’s Laurence Baldauff 105-98 in the 1/32 Eliminations Women’s Individual round match.

Bombayla started the match with 9 pointer, following it up with a seven and an eight.

But the cumulative 24 points in the first set were not enough for her to win as Laurence scored three consecutive nine’s to take a three-point lead.

But Bombayla quickly found her rhythm to score 28 in the second round to win 28-24.

She maintained the momentum in the third set with three straight nine pointers, forcing her Austrian opponent to concede the second set 27-23.

The 31-year-old Manipuri completed her victory in the fourth set with a 28-26 margin.

–IANS

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