Tokyo Olympics | Atanu Das loses to Furukawa in pre-quarters
The Indian archery campaign ends without medal
India’s archery campaign ended on a disappointing note in yet another edition of the Olympics as its last archer in the fray, Atanu Das, lost to London Olympics silver medallist Takaharu Furukawa of Japan in a third round match of the men’s individual event at the Tokyo Games on Saturday.
Atanu, who upset London Olympics gold medallist Jinhyek Oh of Korea in the previous round, lost 4-6 (25-27, 28-28, 28-27, 28-28, 26-27) to the Japanese, a 2015 World championships bronze medallist.
Two eights in the opening set did not help Atanu, who did better (10, 9 and 9) in the next to share points.
The Indian shot two 10s and an 8 to take the third round and level the scores 3-3.
This was followed by another tied round as both archers producef an identical series of 9, 10, 9 to make it 4-4.
Atanu’s 9, 8 and 9 in the fifth were not good enough as the Japanese, who had earlier won the team bronze, secured his place in the quarterfinals.