Olympic test event: Deepika Kumari, Mangal Singh Champia in pre-quarters

Deepika Kumari will clash against world number three and third seed Choi Misun of Korea in the last-16.

By: PTI | Rio De Janeiro | Published: September 17, 2015 3:27:42 pm
Olympic, Olympics, Olympics 2016, Deepika Kumari, Deepika Kumari India, India Deepika Kumari, Deepika Kumari Archery, Archery Deepika Kumari, Sports News, Sports Deepika Kumari thrashed Amy Oliver of Britain and Alicia Marin of Spain. (Source: File)

Deepika Kumari and Mangal Singh Champia have qualified for the individual recurve pre-quarterfinals at the International Archery Challenge for the Rio Olympic Test Event.

The former world number one Deepika, who had a poor 14th finish in the qualifying round, thrashed Amy Oliver of Britain and Alicia Marin of Spain by identical scores of 6-0 to advance into the last 16 at the Sambodromo range.

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Deepika will clash against world number three and third seed Choi Misun of Korea in the last-16 encounter. Champia, who has earned India an Olympic quota berth, also made the last 16 with hard-fought wins over local challenger Bernardo Oliveira 6-4, and Michele Frangilli of Italy 6-5.

Champia will face top seed and Asian Games gold medalist Woojin in the battle for a quarterfinal berth.

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