Tokyo Olympics Archery- Atanu Das vs Furukawa: Men’s individual- 1/8 eliminations- Atanu Das has been knocked out by the host’s Takaharu Furukawa in the 1/8 elimination round. Das was the last man standing from Indian Archery’s squad as the wait for 1st ever medal in the sport is getting longer. Furukawa will enter the quarterfinals. He was the runner-up to Oh Jinhyek in the 2012 London Olympics. Yesterday, World No. 1 archer Deepika Punia also bid farewell to women’s individual event after losing against An San 6-0. India’s ace archer Atanu Das bowed out of men’s individual event after losing to Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa in the 1/8 Eliminations Round at Yumenoshima Park on Saturday.
Furukawa defeated 29-year-old Das by 6-4 in the decider to cruise into the quarterfinals of the men’s individual event.
Furukawa started the match with three consistent 9s while Das replied with 9-8-8 and handed two points to London 2012 silver medallist.
Atanu started the second set with a strong 10 but followed it by two 9s as the Japanese aimed 9-9-10 to share the points. The third round was all about Das as he levelled the match with clinical 10-10-8.
The fourth set went back and forth as both archers shared points and took the match into the decider. The nerves got better of Indian as he aimed a poor 8 on the second arrow which gave Takaharu a golden chance and he did not miss it – as he clinched the match.
Furukawa will now face either China’s Jialun Li or Kazakhstan’s Ilfat Abdullin in quarters.
Earlier on Thursday, Atanu shocked South Korea’s third-seed Jinhyek Oh in a nail-biting finish to make it to the 1/8 Elimination round.
On Friday, Atanu’s wife and teammate Deepika Kumari bowed out of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after losing to South Korea’s An San in the women’s individual quarter-finals. Top seed San defeated world number one Deepika in an absolutely dominating fashion 6-0 to march into the semi-finals of the individual event. 20-year-old San then went on to capture her third gold medal at Tokyo after finishing top of the podium in the mixed team event and the women’s recurve team event.
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@7:31 AM: 5th SET
Atanu Das: 9, 8, 9: 26
Takaharu Furukawa: 9, 10, 8: 27
@7:29 AM: 4th SET
Atanu Das: 9, 10, 9: 28
Takaharu Furukawa: 9, 10, 9: 28
@7:26 AM: 3rd SET
Atanu Das: 10, 10, 8: 28
Takaharu Furukawa: 8, 10, 9: 27
@7:24 AM: 2nd SET
Atanu Das: 10, 9, 9: 28
Takaharu Furukawa: 9, 9, 10: 28
@7:21 AM: 1st SET
Atanu Das: 9, 8, 8: 25
Takaharu Furukawa: 9, 9*, 9: 27
@7:20 AM: Atanu Das and Takaharu Furukawa are getting ready before they shoot their first arrows.
@7:14 AM: Currently, Chinese LI Jialun is leading 5-3 vs Kazakhstan’s Ilfat Abdullin for a place in the quarterfinals. Atanu Das vs Takaharu Furukawa will be after this.
@7:10 AM: We are just moments away before Atanu Das begins his quest for the quarterfinals against Takaharu Furukawa.
@6:55 AM: Meanwhile, Seema Punia finishes 6th in Group A rankings. Kamalpreet Kaur will be in Group B live at 7:25 AM.
@6:45 AM: Atanu Das will take on Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa at 7:18 AM. Meanwhile, Seema Punia is live at the women’ discus throw, follow it live here.
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Atanu Das vs Furukawa LIVE: Atanu Das has faced some tough battles in the Olympics so far, and he heads into yet another difficult fixture as he takes on Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa in the round of 16 of the men’s archery event. Das, who is the only reaming Indian athlete competing in archery, scripted a memorable comeback to clinch progression, beating two-time Olympic champion Oh Jin Hyek in an epic shoot-off.
Tokyo Olympics Archery LIVE: Das hit the bullseye to storm into the pre-quarterfinals after coming back from 2-4 down to eventually clinch a 6-5 win. The 29-year-old archer saw off a tough challenge from Chinese Taipei’s Deng Yu-Cheng in the round off 64, before knocking out Jin Hyek in the round of 32. The Korean had won the individual gold medal in London in 2012 and was a member of the gold medal-winning team at the ongoing Tokyo Games.
Tokyo Olympics Archery LIVE – Atanu Das vs Furukawa LIVE: Up next, Das faces Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa, who finished runner up to Oh Jinhyek in the 2012 London Olympics. A homegrown champion, the veteran Furukawa has been at every Olympics since 2004 and won the bronze this year in the mixed team’s event. Furukawa has shown his ability to withstand pressure and will be a tough nut to crack, but Atanu will hope that he can continue his memorable win, and clinch the two wins required for a podium finish.
Match Details: Atanu Das vs Takaharu Furukawa (Archery- Men’s individual- 1/8 eliminations)
Time: 7:18 AM IST
Venue: Yumenoshima Final Field
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