Tokyo Olympics 2020 : Atanu das downs two-time Olympic champion Oh Jin Hyek to qualify for Round of 16.

Indian Archer Atanu Das in action in Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Indian Archer Atanu Das in action in Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Tokyo: Indian toxophilite Atanu Das hit the pinpoint center in a one-bolt shoot-off to thump double cross Olympic hero Oh Jin Hyek out of the Tokyo Olympics and tempest into the pre-quarter finals on Thursday.

It was the best success in the vocation of 29-year-old India number one Das, who was reprimanded by the group research organization and lost his place to tenderfoot Pravin Jadhav in the blended group on the very first moment of the opposition.

Getting back to activity after the embarrassment, Das showed stunning versatility as he skiped back from being 2-4 to beat the Korean extraordinary by shooting an ideal 10 in the one-bolt shoot-off.

Goodness had won the individual gold award in London 2012 and was an individual from the gold decoration winning group at the continuous Tokyo Games. He was likewise essential for the bronze-wining group at 2012 Olympics.


Das and his reality number one spouse Deepika Kumari are the two Indians left in the brawl. Deepika has likewise made the round of 16.

Das saw off an intense test from Chinese Taipei’s Deng Yu-Cheng prior in the day.

Both the players won two sets each after some serious shooting to be tied 4-4 and in the decider too they were going in a dead heat till 19-all.

Yet, the bowman from Chinese Taipei disintegrated under tension, failing a 7 as Das, who had slipped behind newbie Jadhav in the positioning round on Friday, held his nerve to seal a 6-4 success in the wake of penetrating in a 9 in the yellow-ring.

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