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Rio Olympics 2016 Live, Day 1, August 5th: Indian women archers disappoint in the ranking event

Atanu Das
Indian archer Atanu Das in action at Sambadrome, Rio
Abhishek Jain
SENIOR ANALYST
Modified 06 Aug 2016, 04:34 IST
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The first 4 teams in the team event, get a bye to the quarter-finals stage while the teams ranked 5th to 12th will fight for the rest of 4 spots in the quarter finals. Therefore,  Team India (finished 7th ) will take on Colombia (finished 10th ) for a place in the quarter-finals!

In the Individual event, Deepika Kumari (finished 20th in the ranking event) will take on Georgian international Kristine Esebua (finished 45th in the ranking event) while Bombayla Devi (finished 24th in the ranking event) will take on Austrian international Laurence Baldauff (finished 41st in the ranking event) in the round of 64. The third Indian archer, Laxmirani Majhi (finished 43rd in the ranking event) will take on Slovakian international Alexandra Longova (finished 22nd in the ranking event) in the round of 64.

South Korean International Choi Misun finished at the top of the final standings with a colossal score of 669 points in the 12 sets while the Korean national women’s archery team finished at the top of the final standings in the team event with a score of 1998.

Is this all mental for the women's team? One minute they are flying high, the next they are down in the dumps. There's still hope for them, of course; archers have been known to win from worse positions. But the Indian women have done themselves no favours with their showing today.

Round 12:

Deepika finished at 20th place in the final standings with a score of 53 (10 10 9 9 8 7) and takes her total points tally to 640 whereas Bombalya Devi finished at the 24th spot in the final standings with a score of 54 (10 9 9 9 9 8) in the last set, takes her total points tally to 638!

Laxmirani Majhi finished at a disappointing 43rd place with a score of 51(10 9 9 8 8 7) in the last set, takes her total points tally to 614!

In the team event, India finished at 7th place with a combined score of 1892!

While Deepika is struggling to stay afloat in the top 15, Bombayala and Laxmirani are faring much worse, let's just say that after Atanu Das's unexpected heroics in the men's ranking event, the Indian women's performance has been highly underwhelming  

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It has been a sobering fall for Deepika from the highs of just a few rounds earlier. She was at the No.1 position at the end of the 5th round, but is now struggling to remain in the top 15! Is this a case of choking? it's still far too early in the competition to judge, but this isn't the first time Deepika is faltering on the big stage!

Round 11:

Deepika climbs up to 18th in the final standings with a score of 56 (10 10 10 9 9 8) in the eleventh round, takes her tally to 587 points whereas Bombalya Devi drops up to 23rd with a score of 53 (X 10 9 8 8 8) and take her tally to 584!

Laxmirani Majhi drops to 45th in the standings with a score of 48 (9 9 8 8 7 7) and takes her tally to 563!

In the team event, India climbs up to 7th place with a combined score of 1734!

Similarly, If Deepika finishes outside the top 8 in the ranking event, she could have very tough opponents from the Round of 16 onwards

NOTE: The ranking event is held to determine the seedings for the archery competition, the higher an archer finishes in the ranking event, the easier his or her opponent in the first few rounds

10th Round:

Deepika drops to 23rd in the final standings with a score of 48 (9 9 9 8 8 5), takes her total tally of points to 531 whereas Bombalya Devi drops to 22nd with a score of 49 (10 9 9 8 7 6) and takes her tally to 531 points!

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Laxmirani Majhi climbs up to 41st in the final standings with a score of 53 (X X 10 8 8 7) and takes her tally to 515!

In the team event, India drops to 8th place with a combined score of 1577!

9th Round:

Deepika climbs up 15th place in the standings with a score of 54 (X 10 9 9 8 8) in the ninth set and takes her total tally of points to 483 whereas Bombalya Devi drops to 17th in the standings with a score of 51 (10 9 8 8 8 8), takes her tally to 482!

Laxmirani Majhi climbs up to 45th in the final standings with a score of 54 (10 10 9 9 8 8), takes her total tally of points to 462!

In the team event, India stays in the 7th place with a combined score of 1427!

8th Round:

Deepika climbs up 1 place to 17th in the final standings with a score of 54 (X 9 9 9 9 8) in the eight set, takes her total points tally to 429 whereas Bombalya Devi drops to 13th in the standings with a score of 53 (X 10 10 8 8 7), takes her tally to 431 points!

Laxmirani Majhi climbs up to 50th place with a score of 53 (10 10 9 9 8 7) and takes her total points tally to 408!

In the team event, India climbs up to 7th place with a combined score of 1268!

7th Round:

Deepika drops to 18th in the final standings with a score of 46 ( X 10 9 9 8 M) in the seventh round and takes her total tally to 375 whereas Bombayla Devi drops to 11th in the final standings with a score of 51 (X 10 9 8 7 7), takes her tally to 378!

Laxmirani Majhi drops to 54th place with a score of 49 (9 9 9 8 8 6) in the seventh set, takes her total tally 355!

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In the team event, India drops even further to 8th place with a combined score of 1108!

6th Round: 

Deepika drops to 5th in the final standings with a score of 49 (9 9 8 8 8 7) in the sixth set and takes her total tally to 329 whereas Bombayla Devi climbs up to 8th place in the final standings with a score of 54 (X X 9 9 8 8) and takes her total tally to 327!

Laxmirani Majhi further drops to 49th in the final standings with a lowly score of 46 (9 8 8 8 7 6) in the sixth set and takes her tally to 306!

In the team event, India drops to 5th place with a combined score of 962!

5th Round:

Deepika continues her fine form into the 5th set and climbs to the top in the final standings with a score of 58 (X X 10 10 9 9) and takes her total tally to 280 whereas Bombayla Devi also makes a jump into the top 10, climbs up to 9th place with a score of 56 (10 10 10 9 9 8), takes her total tally to 273!

Laxmirani Majhi drops to 43rd in the final standings with a score of 50 (9 9 9 8 8 7) in the fifth set and takes her tally to 260!

In the team event, India maintains their 3rd position with a combined score of 813, just 1 shy of 2nd placed PR China!

4th Round:

What a set for Deepika! She climbs up to 3rd in the final standings with a score of 58 (10 10 10 10 9 9) and takes her total points tally to 222 while Bombayla Devi climbs up to 15th place with a score of 57 (X 10 10 9 9 9) in the fourth set and takes her total tally to 217!

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Laxmirani Majhi climbs up 3 places to 37th in the final standings with a score of 54 (10 10 9 9 8 8) and takes her tally to 210!

In the team event, India climbs up to 3rd place with a combined score of 649!

3rd Round:

Deepika stays in the 8th spot in the final standings with a score of 54(X 9 9 9 9 8) and takes her total points tally to 164 while Bombayla Devi climbs up 1 place to 23rd in the final standings with a score of 54(X 9 9 9 9 8) and takes her total tally to 160! 

Laxmirani Majhi drops to 40th in the final standings with a score of 49(9 9 8 8 8 7) in the third set and takes her total tally to 156!

In the team event, India drops to 5th in the final standings with a total score of 480!

2nd Round:

Deepika climbs up 1 place to 8th place with a score of 54(X X X 9 8 7) in the second set and takes her total tally to 110 points while Laxmirani Majhi drops to 21st with a score of 53(10 9 9 9 8 8), which takes her total tally to 107 points! 

Bombayla Devi climbs up 11 places to 24th in the final standings with a score of 54(10 10 10 9 8 7) in the second set, which takes her total tally to 106!

In the team event, India drops to 3rd place with a combined score of 323 after the conclusion of the second set! 

1st Round: 

The 22-year old Deepika Kumari is placed 9th with a score of 56 (X 10 9 9 9 9) in the first set whereas Laxmirani Majhi is placed 19th with a score of 54(X 10 9 9 9 7)! The third Indian women’s archer Bombayla Devi is placed 35th with a score of 52(10 9 9 8 8 8) after the conclusion of 1st set! 

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Good news on the team event front! India is placed at 2nd with a combined score of 162, 8 points behind the leader South Korea! 

Just minutes away from the LIVE action! 

Remember: The scores of all the three players from the ranking round are aggregated to form a total score for every team, according to which they are given respective seeds. The top-4 seeded teams are given a bye to the quarterfinals, whereas the other eight teams fight it out among themselves for the remaining four spots.

The targets have been assigned to the three Indian archers, Laishram Bombayla Devi ‚Äď Target 6A , Laxmirani Majhi ‚Äď 7A and Deepika Kumari ‚Äď 8A!¬†

Coming Up: Women’s (Individual & Team) Ranking Event

Ahead of the women’s ranking event, let’s take a look at how the Indian archers could fare at the Rio Olympics : Rio Olympics 2016: Indian archery team - SWOT analysis 

Atanu Das will take on Nepalese international Muktan Jitbahadur (finished 60th in the final standings) in the round of 64, courtesy of his outstanding 5th place finish here today!

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South Korean international Kim Woojin finished 1st in the final standings with a total score of 700, a new World Record! Great stuff from the South Korean to beat the previous record of 699 points set by his fellow countryman Im Dong Hyun at 2012 London Olympics!   

Brilliant from Atanu Das, finished 5th in the final standings with a score of 58(X 10 10 10 9 9) in the last round and takes his total points tally to 683! This is a wonderful start for the Indians at the Rio Olympics 2016!

One more round to go, all to play for here at Sambadrome! 

Just brilliant from the 24-year old Indian archer, climbs up to 7th in the final standings with a score of 59 (X X X 10 10 9) in the eleventh set and takes his total tally to 625, including 35 10+Xs! 

Winner of the World Championships 2015, Copenhagen, Kim Woojin still leads the charts here at Sambadrome with a total score of 582 and leads 2nd placed Spanish international Juan Rodriguez by 9 points with just 2 more rounds to come! 

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Atanu drops to 11th in the final standings with a score of 58 (X X 10 10 9 9) in the tenth set and takes his total points tally to 566 with 2 more rounds still to come! 

STAT Attack: Atanu Das has shot 26 X+10s out of his 54 shots up till now! 

Amazing stuff from the Indian archer, breaks into the top 10! He climbs up to 10th place in the final standings with a score of 59 (10 10 10 10 10 9) in the ninth set and takes his total tally to 508! 3 more rounds to go, can the Indian archer finish in the top 10?

4 more rounds still to come...

He continues his fine form into the eight set and climbs one more place to 13th in the final standings with a score of 57(X 10 10 9 9 9) and takes his total points tally to 449! 

Atanu climbs one more place to 14th in the final standings with a score of 55 (X X 9 9 9 8) in the seventh set to take his total points tally to 392 with 5 more sets still to come! Can the Indian archer finish in the top 15?

Get to know the sport of Archery, its rules, its format, its equipments: Rio Olympics 2016, Archery: Rules, format and point system for Olympic Games

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6 more rounds to go... South Korean Kim Woojin maintains his lead at the top of the final standings with a total score of 348!

The West Bengal-based archer climbs up to 15th in the final standings with a score of 57 (X X 10 9 9 9) and takes his total tally to 337!

He drops to 17th spot in the final standings with a score of 55 (10 10 10 9 9 8) in the fifth set, takes his total tally to 280! South Korean international Kim Woojin leads the chart with a total score of 292 with 7 more rounds to come! 

Amazing stuff from the Indian archer, Atanu climbs up to 13th spot in the final standings with a score of 57 ( X X 10 9 9 9) in the fourth set, takes his total tally to 225! 8 more rounds to come! 

He leaps up to 19th in the final standings with a score of 57 ( X 10 10 9 9 9) in the third set, takes his total tally to 168 with 9 more rounds to go! Mongolian international Gantugs Jantsan leads the chart with a score of 173 including 12 10+Xs and 5 Xs!

He drops to 24th in the final standings with a score of 53 ( 9 9 9 9 9 8) in the second set! His total score adds up to 111! 

After the first series of shots (set 1), Indian archer Atanu Das currently lies in the 3rd spot in the standings with a total score of 58 ( X X 10 10 9 9), a great start for the Indian archer!

Update: The 24-year old Indian archer, Atanu Das will shoot at the target ‚Äė22A‚Äô in the first round of Men‚Äôs individual event at Sambadrome, Rio.

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Welcome to the LIVE coverage of DAY 0 of the 2-week long extravaganza, Rio Olympics 2016 being held in the capital city of Brazil for the duration of 16 days between August 5th and August 21st . 

We have a day full of Archery events taking place before the Opening Ceremony takes place later at the Maracana football stadium at 20:00 local time (04:30 IST, 6th August). The first round in the sport of Archery will consist of the men’s ranking event followed by the women’s ranking event to be played at the Sambadrome, situated 40 kms from the Games Village. 

A total of 128 archers (64 men and 64 women) will take part in the ranking events on Day 1 which includes both team and individual events, in order to be seeded from 1 to 64 according to their scores. Every archer has to shoot 72 arrows, in groups of six, and the rankings are decided after the culmination of the round.

Archer with the maximum number of points is given the Rank 1 and so forth. The top-ranked player will face the 64th rank, 2nd ranked against the 63rd ranked and henceforth. The round-of-64 is followed by the round-of-32, pre-quarterfinals, quarterfinals, semifinals and the final.

Note: All the matches after the Ranking Round will be knockouts

Unlike the World Championships or the World Cups where there are separate events for Recurve and Compound, only Recurve Bows are allowed in the Summer Games. The bows used are specially designed to facilitate shooting for the Archer, as it consists of two limbs, a handle and bowstring, sighting accessories and stabiliser rods.

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As far as the Indian participation is concerned, the 24-year old Atanu Das will take part in the Men’s individual ranking event whereas Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi will carry the hopes of 1.2 billion Indians while competing in the women’s individual as well as the team event!

The team events also work on a set system. However, instead of three arrows per set, there are six arrows per set. The point to note here is that teams shoot the arrows in groups of 3, i.e., a team of three players shoots three arrows, one per player, and then the other team repeats the process.

After both the teams are done with both the groups of three arrows, the team with higher score gets 2 set-points while the first team to accumulate five set-points wins the match. 

Published 05 Aug 2016, 16:58 IST
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