Deepika, Atanu exit from recurve blended occasion after loss to Mongolia

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24 Aug 2018, 10:05 IST

By Amanpreet Singh

Jakarta, Aug 24 (PTI) India’s struggling recruve archers have been in for extra shock with Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das struggling an upset defeat by the hands of lower-ranked Mongolia within the Asian Video games right here by way of shootout.

The 4-5 loss within the blended group quarterfinals left the Indian squad shell-shocked as Deepika but once more floundered in stress state of affairs, discovering a seven within the second shot of the shoot-off, which led to their ouster.

Deepika, world quantity seven, and the 19th ranked Atanu have been favourites in opposition to the Mongolians.

The group of Bishindee Urantungalag, ranked as little as 254 and Otgobbold Baatarkhuya, ranked 94 on the earth, nosed forward by taking the primary set 2-0.

The Indian group clawed its again by taking the following two however the Mongolians compelled a shoot-off by snatching the fourth.

Within the deciding shoot-off, each the groups discovered 10s within the first shot. The Mongolians discovered 9 on the second whereas Deepika shot a seven.

The defeat left Deepika shattered as he she sat on the pavement outdoors the stadium, her arms overlaying her face in dejection.

Atanu tried onerous to console his teammate and coach Sawaiyan Manjhi, too, provided phrases of comfort to Deepika.

“We actually do not know what’s occurring. These archers have been hitting world class rating within the observe. It is simply not translating within the competitions. She is totally distraught. She thinks the group misplaced due to her,” Manjhi, who himself seemed distraught, advised PTI.

“I additionally need to take the blame. I couldn’t put together my archers to be constant. Nevertheless it’s sufficient. We simply can’t take excuses that ‘we couldn’t hit’. We actually must do some soul-searching and discover out what’s improper.

“This group simply gained a World Cup. They don’t seem to be unhealthy however I actually don’t know what strikes them within the multi-sport occasion,” Manjhi stated.

The Indian recurve archers had a poor outing within the particular person occasions as properly, with solely Atanu Das making the quarterfinals. Deepika had crashed out within the pre-quarterfinals.

Each Atanu and Deepika now have group occasions to redeem some satisfaction.

“We misplaced and that is it. They hit and we didn’t. I do not know why and the way as a result of we do not know,” stated Das

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