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Rio Olympics 2016, archery India: Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi, Women's individual event live updates online

Knockout Stage: In each set, every archer has to shoot 3 arrows and the athlete winning the set is awarded 2 set-points and the loser 0. If the scores are same in a set, both are awarded 1 set-point each. The archer who amasses 6 set-points first, wins the match.
Updated: 11 August 2016 18:20 IST - Published: 11 August 2016 16:52 IST
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Join us for the live coverage of Atanu Das' Round of 16 tomorrow! Until then, goodbye from us.

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For now, all Indian archery fans can do is salute the skills of Tan Ya-Ting and Alejandra Valencia, and celebrate the spirited-if-futile journeys of Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi. There's some pretty good talent in Indian archery at the moment, but the archers need to learn to translate their talent into performances on the biggest stages. Hopefully, that lesson will be thoroughly imbibed in them come Tokyo 2020.

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Atanu Das takes on the World No. 8 Lee Seungyon in the Round of 16 tomorrow, and while that is a difficult match-up, it is by no means an unwinnable one.

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All eyes will now be on Atanu Das, who is now India's last hope in archery. He plays his Round of 16 match tomorrow at 17:43 IST, so we may have to wait another day for India's first medal of the Rio Games!

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Both the Indian women archers bowed out of the women's individual event in the round of 16 stage as they failed to combat the high wind in the Sambadrome Arena, Rio, very similar to India's first round exit at the 2012 London Olympics! 

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World No. 18 Valencia was one hurdle too big for the Indian, but this is a respectable finish for Bombayla.

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While this is another disappointing finish for an Indian archer, it cannot be denied that she performed out of her skin in Rio. Ranked No. 69 in the world before the start of the Games, she punched above her weight in the first two rounds and made the whole country sit up and take notice. 

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Alejandra Valencia wins the 4th set as well the match 6-2 with a score of 25 (9 10 6) in the last set as compared to Devi's 23 (6 9 8)! 

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A poor last shot from Valencia wasn't enough to let Bombayla off the hook. The 6 that the Indian fired at the start of the 4th set sealed her fate; there was no coming back from that.

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Devi scores an eight in the last shot while the Mexican shoots a 6! 

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Valencia cannot mess it up from here.

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Valencia just needs 5 to take the win.

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Bombayla Devi scores a 9 in the second shot while the Mexican scores a 10! 

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And this is definitely beyond the reach of Bombayla now.

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That's a torrid start by Bombayla in the 4th set. This looks all but over for the Indian now.

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4th Set:

Bombayla Devi scores a lowly 6 in the first shot while Valencia scores a 9! 

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That said, all she needs is one set win to get back on track. And judging by her second set comeback, that's not out of the realm of possibility.

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A clutch final arrow from Valencia (a perfect 10) gives her the third set. Bombayla Devi is down 2-4 and staring at elimination now.

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Valencia wins the third set with a score of 28 (10 8 10) while Devi just missed out with a score of 27 (10 9 8)! Valencia leads 4-2!

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Valencia is ice calm on the big shots, and she has a 2-point lead to show for it! The Indian is teetering on the edge right now.

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Bombayla Devi scores an eight while the Mexican shoots a perfect 10! 

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Bombayla Devi with a one point lead going into the last arrow of the third set.

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Valencia comes up with an 8, and if Bombayla gets a 10 in her 3rd shot she will win!

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Bombayla scores a 9 in the second shot while the Mexican could only manage an eight! 

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But Valencia answers that with a perfect 10 of her own! This is quite thrilling to watch.

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A brilliant start from Bombayla Devi in the third set, but Valencia matches her.

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3rd Set:

Bombayla shoots a perfect 10 in the first shot while the Mexican too scores a perfect 10! 

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Bombayla begins Set 3 with perfection! She really seems to be getting better with each shot.

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Remember, the first to 6 set points wins this round, with each set win giving the archer 2 set points. So Bombayla and Valencia, having won one set each, are currently tied at 2-2.

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Devi wins the second set with a score of 26 (9 8 9) while the Mexican could only manage 23 (8 6 9)! Both the archers are level at 2-2! 

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A fine comeback from Bombayla Devi after losing the first set. She will be hoping to keep the momentum going from here.

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2-2 now, and Bombayla is firmly back in this. She's just 2 sets away from the quarterfinals now!

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Devi scores a 9 in the last shot while the Mexican too scores a 9!

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A 9 by Bombayla should be good enough to give her this set!

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Bombayla Devi with a great chance of winning the set here.

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A bit of leeway for the Mexican here, but she makes a mess of it with a 6!

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Devi scores an eight in the second shot while the Mexican could only manage a 6! 

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2nd Set:

Devi scores a 9 in the first shot while the Mexican could only manage an eight! 

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And Bombayla is in the ascendancy with a 1-point lead!

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Bombayla looks very focussed out there, but the proof is in the pudding - or in this case - the shooting.

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Valencia wins the first set with a score of 28 (9 10 9) while Devi could only manage 26 (7 9 10)! Valencia leads 2-0! 

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She needs to maintain her composure here; panic is the last thing that she'd want to set in. There's still plenty of hope!

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Bombayla Devi's last arrow of 10 should give her confidence despite losing the set.

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Bombayla scores a 9 in the second shot while Valencia scores a perfect 10! 

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Bombayla got better with each shot in that set, but it wasn't enough. Still, these are good signs.

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A poor start from Bombayla Devi!

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1st Set:

Bombayla Devi shoots a 7 in the first shot while Valencia scores a 9! 

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Not the most encouraging start from Bombayla here.

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Deepika may have put in a disappointing result just minutes ago, but the mood of the nation will be instantly bettered if Bombayla can create some magic against Valencia.

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Both the archers are walking out on to the shooting range with the Indian archer Deepika Kumari in light blue while the Mexican international Alejandra Valencia in white!