Archery: Fancied Indian girls’ crew fail to qualify for Olympics
Girls' team lost to Colombia on Sunday
Paris. World Cup champion Indian girls’ recurve crew did not qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after a tame loss to lower-ranked Colombia within the Final Qualifier right here on Sunday.
It was the final alternative for the Indians to improve their single girls’ quota place to crew invitation in Tokyo however they did not make it.
Deepika Kumari will now be the only real entry within the girls’ part within the Tokyo Games. She can be in her third successive Olympics.
India has already secured the boys’ crew quota for the Olympics from the World Championships in Den Bosch, the Netherlands in 2019.
The fancied Indian girls’s crew needed to end among the many top-three in a subject of 28 to make the reduce but it surely misplaced within the opening spherical, placing up a disappointing efficiency.
The trio of world quantity three Deepika, Ankita Bhakat and 19-year-old Komalika Bari, who had received gold within the World Cup stage one at Guatemala City two months again, did not win any set to be blanked 0-6 by their Colombian counterparts.
The Colombian trio of Ana Maria Rendon, Valentia Acosta Giraldo and Maira Sepulveda shot constantly and began off with a two good 10s, together with one arrow closest to the centre (X), to take the primary set 55-54.
Under stress, the Indian girls’s crew drilled a stunning 49 that included a poor 5 to lose the second set by two factors.
There was no trying again for the Colombians as they clinched the difficulty in model within the third set with one other two good 10s, together with one X.
The India crew earlier had an ideal begin with Deepika taking pictures the highest particular person rating within the morning, hitting 674 because it took the second place behind Mexico within the qualification spherical to advance on to the second spherical.