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Atanu Das Stuns Two-time Olympic Champion To Join Wife Deepika Kumari In Tokyo 2020 Archery Round Of 16

Atanu Das showed amazing resilience as he bounced back from being 2-4 to edge out the Korean great by shooting a perfect 10 in the one-arrow shoot-off

Atanu Das Stuns Two-time Olympic Champion To Join Wife Deepika Kumari In Tokyo 2020 Archery Round Of 16
India's Atanu Das, right, shoots an arrow during his individual eliminations match against South Korea's Oh Jinhyek at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. | AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino
Atanu Das Stuns Two-time Olympic Champion To Join Wife Deepika Kumari In Tokyo 2020 Archery Round Of 16
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2021-07-29T09:08:44+05:30

Indian archer Atanu Das hit the bull's eye in a one-arrow shoot-off to knock two-time Olympic champion Oh Jin Hyek out of the Tokyo Olympics and storm into the pre-quarter finals on Thursday.

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It was the greatest win in the career of 29-year-old India number one Das, who was snubbed by the team thinktank and lost his place to rookie Pravin Jadhav in the mixed team on day one of the competition.

Returning to action after the humiliation, Das showed amazing resilience as he bounced back from being 2-4 to edge out the Korean great by shooting a perfect 10 in the one-arrow shootoff.

Oh had won the individual gold medal in London 2012 and was a member of the gold medal winning team at the ongoing Tokyo Games. He was also part of the bronze-wining team at 2012 Olympics.

Das and his world number one wife Deepika Kumari are the two Indians left in the fray. Deepika has also made the round of 16.

Das saw off a tough challenge from Chinese Taipei's Deng Yu-Cheng earlier in the day.

Both the players won two sets each following some intense shooting to be tied 4-4 and in the decider too they were going neck-and-neck till 19-all.

But the archer from Chinese Taipei crumbled under pressure, misfiring a 7 as Das, who had slipped behind rookie Jadhav in the ranking round on Friday, held his nerve to seal a 6-4 win after drilling in a 9 in the yellow-ring.

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