Day 6: Another disappointing day for India at the Olympics
- Indian Women’s Archery team knocked out after losing their individual rounds
- India Men’s Hockey team goes down 2-1 against Holland
- Siva Thapa loses in boxing banterweight category
The Indian challenge in Olympic women’s archery event came to an abrupt end on Thursday after Laishram Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari lost their respective pre-quarterfinal matches by choking at crucial junctures here.
While Deepika was blanked 0-6 by World No.2 Tan Ya-Ting of Chinese Taipei, Bombayla lost 2-6 to World No.18 Alejandra Valencia of Mexico.
Both the archers were guilty of letting their nerves get the better of them.
Deepika was the first to take aim on Thursday and failed to raise her game when it mattered, losing 27-28, 26-29, 27-30 in a lop-sided contest, during which she managed to hit the bull’s eye only once.
The former World No.1 was put under pressure by Ya-Ting from the very start and never really managed to threaten her more fancied opponent.
In Hockey India didn’t have lady luck on their side yet again as lost once again due to a goal during the dying moments of the match. India held their nerves throughout against the Dutch and were able to stand toe to toe with their opponents. But just as was the case during the match against Germany, team India a goal in the last moments of the match was enough to ensure another heartbreak for India.
In boxing Shiva Thapa one of India’s major medal prospects was outmatched against the defending Olympic Gold Medalist Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba.