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India women’s archery team crash out after losing to Russia in quarters

India women's archery team crash out of Rio 2016 Olympics after losing 4-5 to Russia in quarter-final.

Rio 2016 Olympics, Rio 2016 Olympics news, Rio 2016 Olympics updates, archery, archery live, live archery, live streaming, archery live streaming, India Colombia, sports news, sports India women’s archery team lost 4-5 to Russia in the thrilling quarter-final. (Source: PTI)

India were up against world champions Russia in the quarters and the trio of  Laxmirani Majhi, Bombayla Laishram, Deepika Kumari did well to test the formidable unit and take them to shootoff but they would have been disappointed with the result since they were two sets up after the end of the first three sets. Russia showed why they are the world champs as they not only sealed the fourth set, but also the shootoff to book a semi-final spot. There is some scope of improvement for the Russian unit as the competition only gets tougher in the medal rounds ahead. In their next match, they take on Italy in the second semi-final. Earlier, India women’s team faced tough opposition from Colombia in the pre-quarters round of the women’s recurve archery event but eventually came out on top to set up a quarterfinal contest with Russia. The final scoreline read 5-3 in India’s favour with the contest coming down to the final set and even the last two arrows. 

Archery women’s recurve event quarters As it happened

# Russia get a nine. A ten will do the job for India. And Deepika fails to find the centre. Russia are through to the semis after winning the thrilling contest. Russia will take on Italy in the second semi-final

# RUS’s 6 definitely helps #IND now. Majhi responds with a 8. Russia ahead by one point

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# Russia start the shootoff with a perfect 10, India respond with a POOR 7

# 10, 10, 9 and India lose the fourth set 53-55. Semi-finalists to be decided via shootoff

# Russia with a 55. They have more or less sealed the fourth set. Pressure on the Indian archers – who would aim for three 10s

# India trail Russia 24-28 half-way through the fourth set

# Strong start by Russia in the fourth set as the score 28. India respond with two 8s. They need a good score from Deepika now


# SUPERB FROM INDIA! They pocket the third set 53-50. Lead Russia 2-1 now

# The six from Russia definitely helps the Indian team. Russia accumulate 50 in the third set. India need 27 to win

# 9, 6, 9 from India. The six from Majhi would hurt them in the third set


# 10, 9, 8 from Russia in the third set. Again, a good score of 27. It’s a crucial set. No team would want to play catch-up in the fourth

# Middle of the middle! Russia starts the third set with a PERFECT, just PERFECT 10

# India pocket the second set 53-52. Poor start but recovered well with 10, 10, 9

# Impressive from India. 10, 10, 9 from the women’s archery team

# Bombayla responds to pressure with a perfect 10 – first for India, and so does Majhi. Deepika impressive with another nine

# Russia take three-point lead as they score 27. Pressure, again, on India now


# Bombayla starts the second set with an impressive nine, Majhi follows with a seven and Deepika too scores 7. A 24 for India

# India lose the first set 48-55 against Russia. Ordinary stuff by Indian archers in 2nd half


# Bombayla Laishram with a poor seven. Pressure on India now

# Three 9s from Russia and India need a strong show to pocket the first set now


# India respond with a 9, 9, 10. First set locked at 28-28 at the moment

# Russia start the first set with a total of 28 from three arrows. Pressure on India now

# India’s trio of Laxmirani Majhi, Bombayla Laishram, Deepika Kumari are a win away from semi-final berth. It’s slightly windy at the moment

# Loud cheer of India India as they walk out for the women’s team quarterfinal against Russia

# Italy are through to the semis with a 5-3 win over China. Thrilling contest!

# China stay alive after winning the third set. At 3-3, it’s winner takes all in the fourth set

# Second set 49-48 in Italy’s favour. Very ordinary there. Low scores by both the teams

# China-Italy first shared as the Italians fail to get 16 – needed to overtake China’s 52 – from their last two arrows. 52-52 and one point each to both teams

# Next up – China take on Italy for a spot in the semis. Stay tuned as India’s match is expected to start shortly

# Japan fail to reproduce their start as they now lose the third set 54-55. Korea are through to the semis with a 5-1 win over Japan

# Two 10s and a 9, and Japan off to a strong start in the third set

# Korea back to dominating ways as they take the second set 57-51. Pocket crucial two points

# Japan and Kore locked at 54-54 in the first set. Korea under some pressure now. Top stuff by Japan’s team

# In the next quarter-final, Korea, potential gold-medallists, are up against Japan. And the formidable team starts with a 28 in the first set

# Taipei are through after they take the shootout 26-25. Great fightback, after they were two sets down

# Mexico with a seven, Taipei hit back with a nine, and another nine. Mexico too hit a nine. Advantage Taipei, who have a lead of 9

# Taipei fight back and take the next two sets. It’s locked at 4-4 at the moment

# Mexico pocket the second set, two more points to them as they lead Taipei 4-0 at the moment

# In the team quarter-final going on at the moment, Mexico are up against Taipei. It’s advantage Mexico at the moment who are 2-0 up

# India will be up against Russia in the quarter-final of the Archery women’s recurve event.

# India beat Colombia 5-3 to get through to the quarter-final… They will now meet Russia

#That’s a disaster for Colombia and that’s it Colombia are out… India are winners

# Well balanced match we are having as the three sets’ suggest, one for India, one for Colombia and one draw

#They need a bull’s eye Colombia now

#9 points and target for Colonbia is over 50

# Good start from Colombia in reply

# It’s 1-1 for the two teams now

# Manjhi on the shot and she grabs 8

# Deepika Kumari just misses on a good shot

# She took her time but that was fascinating

# Colombia begin the quest in second set

# So first set goes to India as they clinch it by 52-51

# 9 points with that shot for Colombia

#India are so far at 52 points while Colombia are at 34


Deepika Kumari struggles to figure out reason for poor show

Indian archery team member Deepika Kumari at the practice session in Rio

Archer Deepika Kumari expressed bewilderment after a dismal show during the women’s team event where the Indian team finished a dejecting seventh in the qualification round of the Rio Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro.

First published on: 07-08-2016 at 06:44:08 pm
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