World No.1 Deepika Kumari beats Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez 6-4

Sports    28-Jul-2021
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New Delhi, July 28: World No. 1 archer Deepika Kumari defeated USA's Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez at Tokyo Olympics here. She defeated her opponent from the US 6-4 in the 1/16 eliminations round.
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In the first set, Deepika disappointed as she registered a score of 25 while the opponent from the US scored 26 to take a 2-0 lead. In the second set, Deepika was able to make a comeback and hence she brought the scoreline level to 2-2.
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Continuing from where she left off, the Indian archer dominated the third set, and she went on to take a 4-2 lead in the match. Deepika was not able to wrap up the match in Set 4 as Fernandez made a comeback, bringing the scoreline level at 4-4 and the match progressed to the fifth and deciding set.
However, in the deciding set, Deepika held her own to win the match 6-4, and as a result, she progressed to the 1/8 eliminations round.
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Earlier in the day, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav crashed out of men's individual archery after losing in the 1/16 eliminations round.
In a separate development, boxer Pooja Rani (75kg) stormed into the quarter-finals of the women's middleweight (69-75kg) category. She defeated Chaib 5-0.