Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari, Pravin Jadhav move into quarterfinals of mixed-team archery, to face Korea
On Day 1 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the pre-quarters of the mixed-team archery was held. The Indian pair of Deepika Kumar and Pravin Jadhav was in action, as it outlasted the Chinese Taipei pair of Lin Chia-En and Tang Chih-Chun.
A pair of Indian archers had a great show on Saturday, Day 1 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The team of Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav took part in the pre-quarters of the mixed-team against the Chinese Taipei pair of Lin Chia-En and Tang Chih-Chun, while comfortably coming out on top.
India trailed 1-3 after having lost the opening set. As the pair was desperate to win the third, they came up with the right combination, despite competing together for the first time at the international level and sealing the deal 5-3.
"We desperately want to win an Olympic medal in archery, and it just happened like that. We need lots of confidence. It is about putting all our experience and hard work together here. Just think as if it is your last Olympics, your only chance," she said following the event, reports PTI.
Later on Saturday, the pair would participate in the quarters against the deadly South Korean team of An San and Kim Je Deok. Deepika is without her husband Atanu in the mixed team, as the couple was forced to break following his poor outing in the men's individual Ranking Round.
"I wanted to play with him, but it did not happen. Anyway, I have to continue performing irrespective of the situation. I'm a little sad that he is not with me in the mixed team. But, we have to shoot, you have to win, so just go ahead," she concluded.
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