Tokyo Paralympics: Indian archer Harvinder advances to 1/8 elimination round

Indian archer Harvinder Singh on Friday advanced into the round of 16 of men's individual recurve after defeating Stefano Travisani of Italy 6-5 in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics.


ANI | Tokyo | Updated: 03-09-2021 07:50 IST | Created: 03-09-2021 07:50 IST
Tokyo Paralympics: Indian archer Harvinder advances to 1/8 elimination round
Harvinder Singh (Image: SAI Media). Image Credit: ANI
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Indian archer Harvinder Singh on Friday advanced into the round of 16 of men's individual recurve after defeating Stefano Travisani of Italy 6-5 in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics. Harvinder had a big chance to win the encounter early in the game but one small mistake resulted in both the archers going for a shoot-off.

The Indian archer began the game on a high scoring 27, 26 and 26 in his first three sets before registering 25 in the last two essays. In the shoot-off, Harvinder registered a perfect 10 while Travisani scored 7 as the Indian athlete won the 1/16 elimination match.

Earlier this week, Indian archer Rakesh Kumar missed out on a semi-final berth by a whisker as he faced a 143-145 defeat at the hands of China's Ai Xinliang. Rakesh Kumar gave a neck to neck fight in all five rounds in the quarter-finals but the Chinese archer didn't allow the Indian athlete to get over him.

Another Indian archer Shyam Sundar had gone down 139-142 against Matt Stutzman of the USA in the individual compound open 1/16 elimination round last week. (ANI)

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