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Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day1 Highlights: Atanu, Pravin and Tarundeep Disappoint; Deepika Kumari Finishes 9th

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Highlights: Atanu after making a good start fell behind because of a few disappointing sets. He was ranked 31st at the halfway mark, one rank below compatriot Pravin Jadhav.

News18.com | July 23, 2021, 15:12 IST

Tokyo Olympics Highlights: Indian men archers Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai are in action now. Atanu after making a good start fell behind because of a few disappointing sets. He was ranked 31st at the halfway mark, one rank below compatriot Pravin Jadhav. He has however, made recovery in the second half and have moved up the lader.


Earlier, women’s world number one archer Deepika Kumari finishes 9th in the ranking round with 663 points out of a possible 720. Deepika who was seventh in the second-last round could score only 54 points in the last set that saw her drop two places. It was a mixed-bag performance by the 27-year-old, she was sitting comfortably in the fourth position at the end of the first half but failed to continue that in the second half that saw her drop down the points table. She will face Bhutan’s Karma in the next round. Meanwhile, Korea’s An San topped the table by breaking the Olympic Record of 673 points set by Lina Herasimenko of Ukraine back in 1996 by scoring 680 points in the ranking round. All top four finishers have scored more than Herasimenko.

Jul 23, 2021 15:12 (IST)

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Jul 23, 2021 14:56 (IST)

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Jul 23, 2021 14:32 (IST)

A Russian archer recovered after fainting in the Tokyo heat during a qualifying Olympic round on Friday as a heatwave pushed coaches and staff to huddle under trees for shade.

Svetlana Gomboeva collapsed as she checked her final scores and required assistance from staff and teammates who put bags of ice on her head to cool her down.

“It turns out that she couldn’t stand a whole day out in the heat," coach Stanislav Popov told reporters.


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The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said about 100 of the 613 U.S. athletes descending on Tokyo for the Olympics are unvaccinated.

Medical director Jonathan Finnoff says 567 of the American athletes had filled out their health histories as they prepared for the trip. He estimated 83% had replied they were vaccinated.

Finnoff says 83% is a substantial number and the committee is quite happy with it.

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Jul 23, 2021 13:30 (IST)

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Jul 23, 2021 12:51 (IST)

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Jul 23, 2021 12:32 (IST)

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Jul 23, 2021 12:11 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020 India: Deepika Kumari with a total score of 663, and Pravin Jadhav, with a total score of 656, helped India score 1319 and get the rank of 9th in the mixed archery. 

India is drawn to face Chinese Taipei in the round of 16 and can set up a clash against the South Korean in the quarter-finals if they win,

Jul 23, 2021 11:45 (IST)

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Jul 23, 2021 11:31 (IST)

Disappointing Show by Atanu, Pravin and Tarundeep

Tokyo Olympics Archery: Disappointing performance from the male archers in Tokyo Olympics. Despite getting off to a good start, Atanu Das lost his way and finished the ranking round in the 35th position. Pravin Rai made a good comeback as he finished in the 31st position. Tarundeep Rai finished two places worse than Atanu.

Kim Je Deok of Korea topped the charts with 688 points followed by USA's Brady Ellison with 682 points.

Pravin Jadhav: 31st | 656 points
Atanu Das: 35th | 653 points
Tarundeep Rai: 37th | 652 points

Jul 23, 2021 11:22 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Atanu Das scores 52(X,10,9,9,9,5) in the 11th set while Pravin Socres 53(10,9,9,9,,8,8). They are now ranked 31st and 28th respectively. Meanwhile, Tarundeep Rai finds himself in the 38th spot after scoring 55(X,X,10,9,9,7) in the 11th set.

Jul 23, 2021 11:10 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Much better show in the 10th set by Atanu Das, as he picks up 56 points out of possible 60. Pravin Jadhav too scores 56 in the 10th round. Tarundeep Rai on the other hand hit 54.

Atanu: 28th(548)
Pravin: 26th(549)
Tarundeep: 38th(542)

Jul 23, 2021 11:07 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Archery: The trio of Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai and Praveen Jdhav have been faltering in the men's recurve ranking round. Their performance is also affecting India's mixed team ranking. Currently after 126 arrows of 144, India is placed 8th in the mixed team ranking with 1156 points.

Jul 23, 2021 11:07 (IST)

Torch is in Tokyo!

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Jul 23, 2021 10:57 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Another good round for Atanu Das, he picks up 56 points in the 8th round. He now moves up to 26th spot with 440 points. Pravin Jadhav, however, slipped to 30th spot after getting  54 in round 8. Tarundeep Rai has risen to 41st spot after hitting 55 points in the latest set.

Jul 23, 2021 10:51 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Archery: A decent comeback from Atanu Das and Pravin Jadhav in the 7th round with both archers bagging 55 points. They now move up to  28th and 27th spot respectively. Tarundeep Rai is still positioned 45th.

Jul 23, 2021 10:50 (IST)

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Jul 23, 2021 10:24 (IST)

Men's Ranking Round Standing After 6 Rounds

All three archers now have six more rounds to make ammends and finish in the top half at least. The point diffrence between Pravin Rai, Atanu Das and 10th-placed Salsabila of Indonesia is just eight points at the moment. So, there is a chance that Indian archers catch up.

Jul 23, 2021 10:22 (IST)

Atanu Das Slips to 31st Spot After First Half

Tokyo Olympics: Atanu Das after starting on a high has produced some uninspiring performances and currently he finds himself in the 31st spot, one behind compatriot Pravin Jadhav. Both have 329 points and are trailing Korea's Kim Je Deok by 16 points. Meanwhile, Tarundeep Rai finds himself further down in the points table, 45, with 323 points to his name.

Jul 23, 2021 10:18 (IST)
Tokyo Olympics:: Russian Archer Passes Out Due to Scorching Heat

Tokyo Olympics Archery: Svetlana Gomboeva collapsed as she checked her final scores and required assistance from staff and teammates who put bags of ice on her head to cool her down.

Jul 23, 2021 10:09 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Atanu Das has slipped to 29th spot in the points table after he scored 52 in the fourth round. Overall he has 220 points to his name which is 7 less than table topper Woojin Kim of Korea. Pravin Jadhav is right after Atanu with 219 points, meanwhile, Tarundeep Rai is in 48th spot with 214 points.

Jul 23, 2021 09:56 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics Archery: Atanu Das moved up to 11th position from 14th place in the points table as he scores 56 in the third set. He has a total score of 168 which is three short of table topper Hiroki Muto of Japan.

Score break-up: 56 (X, 10, 9, 9, 9, 9)

Jul 23, 2021 09:47 (IST)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has confirmed changes in the athletes list for the opening ceremony to be held later today. Paddlers Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra have decided against attending the ceremony and they have been replaced by tennis player Ankita Raina.


Jul 23, 2021 09:37 (IST)

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Jul 23, 2021 09:18 (IST)

ARCHERY: Men's Recurve Ranking Round

Tokyo Olympics 2020: It is almost time for Indian men archers to take field. Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai are all in action today as they look to start the quadrennial games on a high. Atanu Das has been assigned target 20A, while Pravin Jadhav will target 22A. Tarundeep Rai has been assigned target 24A.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020, Day1 Highlights: Atanu, Pravin and Tarundeep Disappoint; Deepika Kumari Finishes 9th
Indian archers Atanua Das, Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai will aim to begin on a positive note (SAI Twitter)

“The performance was good and bad, a little in between I would say,” Kumari said. “I don’t why I wasn’t too good, but I’m planning to control my stuff so that I can play with it.”

“I want to show my best performance here, and I’ll shoot it 100% in the next round,” she said. “It’s good [to be here] but, at the same time, I just want to succeed.”

The Indian mixed team will open its campaign against eighth-ranked Chinese Taipei, and should it overcome the first-round hurdle, top-seed Korea would be waiting in the last-eight. Likewise, the Indian men’s team might run into top-seed Korea, who got a bye into the quarters, should they beat eighth-ranked Kazakhstan in the opening round.

In the round of 64 Tarundeep Rai will face Oleksii Hunbin of Ukraine while Atanu Das has to overcome Yu-Cheng Deng of Chinese Taipei before possibly running into Jinhyek Oh of Korea. Pravin Jadhav will take on World No. 2 Galsan Bazarzhapov of Russia in Round of 64 and with possibly World No.1 Ellison Brady of the USA waiting for him in Round of 32.

South Korean archers took the top places in qualification on Friday, with one breaking an Olympic record that had stood for 25 years, as the country’s women archers take aim at the longest gold medal streak in the team event at the Games.

All 128 archers, 64 women and 64 men, shoot a qualifying round for the individual event. They total their points scores, up to a maximum of 720, and are ranked from top to bottom at the end of the round. Each one’s position after the ranking round becomes their seed for matchplay.

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