India’s ace archer Atanu Das bowed out of males’s particular person occasion after shedding to Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa within the 1/8 Eliminations Spherical at Yumenoshima Park on Saturday.
Furukawa defeated 29-year-old Das by 6-4 within the decider to cruise into the quarterfinals of the lads’s particular person occasion.
Furukawa began the match with three constant 9s whereas Das replied with 9-8-8 and handed two factors to London 2012 silver medallist.
Atanu began the second set with a robust 10 however adopted it by two 9s because the Japanese aimed 9-9-10 to share the factors. The third spherical was all about Das as he levelled the match with scientific 10-10-8.
The fourth set went forwards and backwards as each archers shared factors and took the match into the decider. The nerves obtained higher of Indian as he aimed a poor 8 on the second arrow which gave Takaharu a golden probability and he didn’t miss it – as he clinched the match.
Furukawa will now face both China’s Jialun Li or Kazakhstan’s Ilfat Abdullin in quarters.
Earlier on Thursday, Atanu shocked South Korea’s third-seed Jinhyek Oh in a nail-biting end to make it to the 1/8 Elimination spherical.
On Friday, Atanu’s spouse and teammate Deepika Kumari bowed out of the continued Tokyo Olympics after shedding to South Korea’s An San within the ladies’s particular person quarter-finals. Prime seed San defeated world primary Deepika in a fully dominating vogue 6-0 to march into the semi-finals of the person occasion. 20-year-old San then went on to seize her third gold medal at Tokyo after ending prime of the rostrum within the blended staff occasion and the ladies’s recurve staff occasion.
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