India’s challenge in the archery women’s individual event ended after archery Bombayla Devi lost 26-28, 26-23, 27-28, 23-25 to Mexico’s Alejandra Valencia in the pre-quarters at Rio 2016 Olympics. Earlier, India’s ace archer Deepika Kumari crashed out of the women’s individual event after a heavy defeat at the hands of Chinese Taipei archer Tan Ya-Ting in the pre-quarters. She was blanked 0-6 by World No.2 Tan Ya-Ting of Chinese Taipei. The former World No.1 from India suffered a 28-27, 29-26, 30-27 loss and with this, her Rio Olympics journey came to an end.
Laishram Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari entered the pre-quarterfinals of the women's individual recurve event, with impressive performances. India was pinning hope on these extremely talented female archers to come back home with a medal, but all in vain. Both the archers are guilty of letting their nerves get the better of them.
On sixth day, India’s chase for elusive medal continues in the Olympic. The Indian challenge in archery is now being represented by Atanu Das in the men’s competition.