The Indian Women’s Archery team would take on Russia in the Women’s Team quarterfinal event at the Rio Olympics 2016. The team of Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi, and Laxmirani Majhi would take on their Russian opponents Tuiana Dashidorzhieva, Ksenia Perova and Inna Stepanova at the Sambodromo Stadium, Rio de Janerio.
After a subdued performance in the Ranking Round held on August 4, the Indian team overpowered the Colombian team in the pre-quarterfinal with a score of 5-3. While the Indian team won 2 sets, the Colombians won one and one of the sets was tied. According to the rules, 2 points are awarded for winning a set, 1 point each for a tied set and 0 for losing a set.
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Date and Time: Sunday, 7 August 2016 – 15:15 GMT (23:45 IST)
Venue: Sambodromo Stadium, Rio de Janeiro.
Deepika Kumari: Deepika Kumari was being touted as one of the brightest medal-winning prospects for India in the individual event. However, after a promising start to the Ranking Round that saw her surge to the top spot at one stage, her performance dipped drastically during the latter part of the event as she slipped to the 20th spot after the completion of her quota of 12 rounds and finished there with 640 points to her name.
She did not start the pre-quarterfinal well but did decently to help her team through to the quarters. Her 8 shots in the event went like, 9-7-7-7-10-9-9-9.
Bombayla Devi: Bombayla Devi, the other member of the Indian trio also had an ordinary day on August 4, as she too failed to finish sufficiently high in the Ranking Round and could manage to accumulate a score of 638 and finished at the 24th spot.
She had climbed up to the 8th place at one stage, but just like her teammate, Deepika, Bombayla too failed to maintain her position during the concluding stages of the event and eventually slipped to the 24th place.
Bombayla, along with, Laxmirani gave a good performance to help the team through to the quarters. Her 8 shots in the event went like, 8-10-9-9-9-9-9-8.
Laxmirani Majhi: In the ranking round, she was perhaps the weakest link in the Indian Women’s Archery team who couldn’t lift herself through the ladders and remained stationed in the bottom half of the table and she finished at the 43rd spot with a total of 614.
However, Majhi improved on her performance in the Ranking round, despite the windy conditions and got scores of 9-9-9-8-7-8-8-9.Published 07 Aug 2016, 16:47 IST