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Rakesh sails into pre-quarters, Shyam Sundar exits | Olympics

Kumar, who received a person gold medal on the seventh Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Tournament in Dubai earlier this year, had close to good 4 ends, dropping only one level every enroute to totalling 144 out of a doable 150.

PTI | , Tokyo

PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2021 02:11 PM IST

Rakesh Kumar continued his spectacular run of type to storm into the pre-quarterfinals whereas his teammate Shyam Sundar Swami made a second spherical exit as Indian compound archers had a combined day on the Paralympic Games right here on Saturday.

A day after he shot the very best rating — 699 out of a most 720 — by an Indian para archer within the qualification spherical, the wheelchair-bound 36-year-old Kumar simply overcame Ka Chuen Ngai of Hong Kong by an enormous 13-point margin on the Yumenoshima Park right here.

Kumar, who received a person gold medal on the seventh Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Tournament in Dubai earlier this year, had close to good 4 ends, dropping only one level every enroute to totalling 144 out of a doable 150.

Overall, he shot 9 good 10s together with 4 closest to the centre (X), as his Hong Kong rival paled compared capturing 4 10s (three Xs) for a complete of 131.

In the last-16 spherical on Tuesday, the third seeded Kumar will face 14th seed Marian Marecak, a two-time 49-year-old Olympian from Slovakia.

Earlier, twenty first seed Sundar, who additionally received a bye into the second spherical, had a slender 139-142 defeat in opposition to 2012 Paralympics silver medallist Matt Stutzman, the armless archer from the USA who shoots together with his toes.

From being 55-all on the midway mark, Stutzman took a 3 level lead with an ideal 30/30 fourth finish and sealed the the fixture by three factors, regardless of some late problem by the Indian.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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