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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Indian archer Rakesh Kumar loses to China's Xinliang in quarterfinals

Rakesh got off to bad start and was losing the game till rounds with a cumulative score of 53.

By Rajan Nath -- August 31, 2021 9:17 am -- Updated:August 31, 2021 9:20 am

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Indian archer Rakesh Kumar missed out on a semifinal berth by a whisker as he faced a 143-145 defeat at the hands of China's Ai Xinliang in Tokyo Paralympics on Tuesday.

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

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The Indian athlete started off with a score of 29 in the first round however, Xinliang registered 30 in the same essay to take the charge.

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The Chinese athlete then maintained his lead throughout the game as Rakesh lost the match 143-145 to bow out of the showpiece event.

Earlier in the day, Rakesh defeated Marian Marecak of Slovakia 140-137 to win his 1/8 elimination match.

Rakesh got off to bad start and was losing the game till rounds with a cumulative score of 53.

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However, the Indian archer staged a comeback to take a slender lead of 81-80. He then continued his fine form and shots brilliantly in the last two rounds to win the game.

Another Indian archer Shyam Sundar had gone down 139-142 against Matt Stutzman of the USA in the individual compound open 1/16 elimination round on Saturday.

-PTC News

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