Deepika bags silver in Tokyo Olympics test event

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Tokyo, July 17 (IANS) India’s top-ranked woman archer Deepika Kumari on Wednesday bagged a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games test event here. She lost to Korean An San in straight sets.

The Indian women’s team though are yet to make the cut for next year’s Olympics.

In the semi-final, Deepika eased past China’s Zheng Yichai 6-0. Earlier, Deepika showed her grit in the quarterfinal against Italy’s Tatiana Andreoli as she bounced back from a 0-4 deficit to win 6-5 in the tie-breaker.

Earlier, Deepika defeated Lee Shuk Kwan of Hong Kong (6-0) in the first round, before getting past Anastasia Pavlova (6-4) of Ukraine and Sonoda Waka of Japan (6-0).

Laishram Bombayala Devi, meanwhile, lost in the second round to Malayasia’s Nur Aliya Ghapar 5-6.

The third Indian, Komalika Bari, lost to Inna Stepanova 4-6 in the first round.

In the men’s category, Atanu Das made a second round exit, losing to Bae Jaehyeon of Korea 4-6 while Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav lost in their respective first round matches.

–IANS

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