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India women’s archery team of Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majhi, Bombayla Devi lose quarter-final against Russia

India's match against Russia was decided via a shootoff were world champions Russia managed to score 25 as against to India's 23.

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India’s Archery trio of Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majhi and Bombayla Devi lose 4-5 to Russia in women’s team quarters, crash out of Rio 2016 Olympics. The match was decided via a shootoff were world champions Russia managed to score 25 as against to India’s 23.

Russia got off to a strong start to the contest as they set the tone with a superb 55 in the first set – which they sealed 55-48. India, however, fought back as they edged past the Russians 53-52 in the second set. The third was even better for the Indian unit as an error from Russia allowed them to pocket the third 53-50.

Laxmirani Majhi Profile: Archery

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With their backs to the wall, Russia delivered when it mattered as they managed to go past India 55-54 in the fourth set. India scored two 10s and a nine in the second round of the fourth set but fell short of the needed total – to tie the scoring, by a point.

Deepika Kumari Profile: Archery

In the shootoff, Russia were off the blocks with a 10 and India could only manage seven with the first arrow. Some relief came India’s way after Russia scored only six from the second arrow. Majhi had to fire a at least a nine to make most of the error but she could only score 8.

Bombayla Devi Profile: Archery

Russia’s third arrow was a brilliant nine and India needed a 10, very close to the centre, to book a semis berth. Deepika failed to do so and Russia were through to the semis with a thrilling 5-4 win over India on Sunday.


First published on: 08-08-2016 at 12:20:28 am
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