Tokyo Olympics | Atanu Das loses to Furukawa in pre-quarters

India’s Atanu Das competes in the archery Men's Individual 1/8 Eliminations on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field on July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.   | Photo Credit: Getty Images

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.

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