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Tokyo Olympics: Archer Atanu Das knocks out Oh Jin Hyek to sail into pre-quarters

India's hope of finishing on a high in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 continues. Atanu Das survived twin challenges to sail into the pre-quarters, defeating Deng Yu-Cheng of Chinese Taipei and Oh Jin Hyek of South Korea, respectively.

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Tokyo, First Published Jul 29, 2021, 9:33 AM IST
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India continues to have some hope in archery in the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Atanu Das survived substantial twin challenges in the men's individual round to enter the pre-quarters on Thursday.

In the Round of 32, he was up against Deng Yu-Cheng of Chinese Taipei. It was an intense battle, with both locked at two sets all.

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The final set, too, was great, as they were tied 19-19. However, the Taipei misfired with seven, as Das exploited the chance by firing a nine to enter the next round.

In the following round, it was going to be an arduous task against twin Olympic champion Oh Jin Hyek of South Korea. The Indian was actually down 2-4 but showed remarkable resilience, as in the shoot-off, he fired a perfect ten to seal his pre-quarters place. Das and his wife Deepika Kumari are the only two Indians left in the archery fray.

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