LIVE scores: Deepika Kumari surges into round three of women's individual archery

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 28, 2021 15:18 IST

Catch LIVE scores & updates from archery: Deepika Kumari beats Jennifer 6-4, advances to Round 3


15:18 (IST)28 JUL 2021

The World No. 1 into the third round

Yes, Deepika Kumari did better than London and Rio de Janeiro and that is a good start for the Indian archer. 

She was under immense pressure leading up into this tournament but she has ensured she lives up to the expectations, taking it day by day. 

While Karma of Bhutan was a breeze, Jennifer did pose some challenge to Deepika matching shot to shot. However, it was Deepika's composure and her talent has made sure she in the third round. 

Deepika didn't totally dominate this round. She had her moments, capitalized by scoring when it mattered. She even had a horrid six-pointer but made sure she got the arrow where she wanted it to go to neutralize the lapse. 

All in all, it was a neck-to-neck and tough luck to the American while Deepika Kumari waits for her third round opponent.  

Also, when Deepika Kumari started, her heart beat was 90 and when she ended it was touching 190. The adrenaline rush seems to have gotten the best out of the Indian archer. 

That's all we have. Thank you for tuning in. 

15:11 (IST)28 JUL 2021

What a game of archery we have had. Deepika Kumari was jolted by Jennifer for a bit but the World No. 1 regained composure to emerge victorious. 

15:10 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 5 Jennifer 4 - Deepika 6

Deepika scores 8 and Jennifer needs 10. She gets 9 and it is Deepika Kumari who goes through by winning the fifth set 26-25. 

15:08 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 5

Deepika's heartbeat goes to 178 BPM as she delays the release. She gets 9 while Jennifer gets 8. 

15:08 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 5

Deepika starts with a 9. Jennifer does one short at 8. 

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This is the decider. 

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Set 4 Jennifer 4 - Deepika 4

Jennifer holds on to her nerves to score a 9 and pip Deepika 25-24. 

15:06 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 4

Jennifer gets 8, a heart beat increases to 113 BPM, while Deepika manages a poor 6. She knows it. She looks disappointed. 

15:05 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 4

Jennifer starts with a 9. Deepika takes her time for a release and scores 9. 

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Set 3 Jennifer 2 - Deepika 4

In the third arrow, Deepika scores 8 while Jennifer can only manage a 7. The American knows it. A shake of the head and disappointment. Deepika wins the third set and takes the lead at 4-2. 

15:04 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 3

Deepika gets 9 while Jennifer scores a 10 in the second arrow. 

15:03 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 3

Jennifer gets 8. 

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Set 3

Deepika on fire. She starts with a 10. 
It is her third on the trot. 

15:03 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 2 Jennifer 2 - Deepika 2 

Another 10 for Deepika. 
She does well and Jennifer gets 9. Deepika wins the second set. This is where Deepika's expertise came into play. She scored two 10s in succession and neutralized an ordinary start. 

15:01 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 2

Deepika on target. Finally gets a 10 while Jennifer gets a 7. So this is Deepika's opening. 

15:01 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 2

Deepika starts with an 8 while Jennifer goes one better at 9. 

15:00 (IST)28 JUL 2021

How does Deepika handle this now? 

15:00 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 1 Jennifer 2 - Deepika 0

Deepika scores 9 and Jennifer scores 7 but it is the American who has won the set at 26-25. The World No 1 is under pressure. 

14:59 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 1

Deepika gets 9 while Jennifer gets 10 with the second shot. The Indian and the World No. 1 on the back foot straight away, 

14:58 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 1

Deepika starts with a poor 7. Jennifer responds with a 9. 

14:58 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Deepika to start proceedings. 

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The sun sets and the flood lights are in full glow at the arena. 

14:56 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Deepika Kumari is all set to face 18-year-old USA's Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez. 

14:48 (IST)28 JUL 2021


Meanwhile, head to our badminton blog where Sai Praneeth is playing against Mark Caljouw. 

14:47 (IST)28 JUL 2021

We are only minutes away from Deepika Kumari's second round match. 

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The archers although shoot from their point to the board - a straight line - the arrow takes a parabolic curve to reach the target. Imagine what all calculations the archers have to keep in mind to shoot from their point! 

14:40 (IST)28 JUL 2021

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Deepika Kumari will face 24th seed Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez in the second round. 

14:25 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Deepika advances to Round 2

The top-ranked archer has been on the money. She has stayed calm and her perseverance has been top notch. She took her time for the release and executed it to perfection. 

Karma was error prone and it helped Deepika widen the gap. While the conditions weren't conducive, Karma couldn't put up a fight in any of the three sets as she didn't challenge Deepika with any shot. 

We will now see Deepika Kumari again in the next half hour or so when she plays her second round match. 

14:20 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 3 Deepika 6 - Karma 0

Karma scores 10 - the second of this match and Deepika scores 8 to win 27-24. 


14:20 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 3

Karma scores 6, shakes her head and laughs. She knows she has fluffed it. Deepika follows it up with a 9. 

Karma gets 8 and Deepika gets 10 - the first of this match. 

14:18 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Karma has been erratic with her arrows flying all over the place. Deepika has handled it better. One more set to go for Deepika to win. 

14:18 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 2 Deepika 4 - Karma 0

Both the archers score 9 but Deepika wins it at 26-23, an identical score of the first set. 

14:17 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 2

Karma can only manage another 7 while Deepika gets 9. 

14:17 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 2

Karma starts with a 7 and Deepika scores 8 as the sun makes an appearance. 

14:15 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 1 Deepika 2 - Karma 0

It is 26-23 in favour of Deepika in the first set. Both the archers score 9 with their third arrow but it is the 6 from Karma that stands as the difference. 

14:15 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 1

Deepika shoots 9 and Karma gets 6. She gives out a smile and shakes her head. She looks like to have lost it here.  

14:14 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Set 1 

Deepika shoots an 8 first. Karma shoots 8. 

14:12 (IST)28 JUL 2021

We are just minutes away from Deepika Kumari's match. Deepika is World No. 1 while Karma is ranked 193 in the world. 

14:10 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Who could Deepika run into next?

With a ninth position finish in the qualification, Deepika Kumari will be up against Bhutan's Karma in 1st round. Karma scored her personal best of 616 on the first day. 

Deepika might then face off against USA's Mucino-Fernandez Jennifer in the pre- quarterfinals in the women's recurve event. This is Jennifer's first Olympics.

Who will Deepika run to next? We have it explained in the link below. 

14:08 (IST)28 JUL 2021

An intense Deepika in the earlier rounds. If she keeps up the same level of intensity, we should see her win a medal - India's first in archery.

Deepika Kumari in good form (PC: World Archery)

14:03 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Deepika Kumari vs pressure

Deepika Kumari has gone into previous editions of the Olympics too as World No. 1, but, pressure had got the better of her in the past giving her unfavourable results prompting for a lot of criticism. 

She is in the same situation now. World No. 1 and an Olympic field but having grown into a more mature archer, Deepika would be able to handle the pressure better. 

The conditions are not conducive. There is a lot of wind and archers have been struggling to find the right spot. We have even see archers score 6s and 5s, something that was unheard of in this edition of the Olympics. 

We'll find out she battles both Karma and the conditions in a few minutes from now.  

13:57 (IST)28 JUL 2021

Good afternoon. 

Windy conditions welcome us to the Yumenoshima Field. We will have World No. 1 and India's top archer Deepika Kumari in action. 

She will be up against the lowly-ranked archer from Bhutan, Karma. 

Deepika finished ninth in the qualification round and that has helped her to stay in the top half and meet low-ranked archers. 
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