Tokyo Paralympics: Archer Harvinder makes stunning comeback to enter quarterfinals

Tokyo Paralympics: Archer Harvinder makes stunning comeback to enter quarterfinals
Tokyo Paralympics: Archer Harvinder makes stunning comeback to enter quarterfinals

Tokyo Paralympics: Archer Harvinder makes stunning comeback to enter quarterfinals: Indian archer Harvinder Singh on Friday advanced to the quarter-final of men’s individual recurve at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics. Harvinder Singh defeated Bato Tsydendorzhiev 6-5, winning the match by the finest of margins in the shoot-out.

The Indian archer staged a comeback in the game as he won the third set after losing the two initial essays. Continuing the winning momentum, Harvinder Singh scripted a win in the fourth set as well. However, the fifth set between the two archers ended in a tie and a shoot-off was staged to decide the winner.

In the shoot-off, Tsydendorzhiev shot seven but Harvinder fired an eight to seal the match.

Tokyo Paralympics: Archer Harvinder makes stunning comeback to enter quarterfinals

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Harvinder had reached the round of 16 after defeating Stefano Travisani of Italy 6-5 earlier in the day.

Harvinder had a big chance to win the encounter early in the game but one small mistake resulted in both the archers going for a shoot-off.

Earlier this week, Indian archer Rakesh Kumar missed out on a semi-final berth by a whisker as he faced a 143-145 defeat at the hands of China’s Ai Xinliang.

Rakesh Kumar gave a neck to neck fight in all five rounds in the quarter-finals but the Chinese archer didn’t allow the Indian athlete to get over him.

Tokyo Paralympics: Archer Harvinder makes stunning comeback to enter quarterfinals

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