Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari, Pravin Jadhav reach the quarter-final of Archery Mixed Team Event


Guwahati: India’s Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav on Saturday registered a come-from-behind 5-3 win against Chinese Taipei’s Chih-Chun Tang and Chia-En to reach the quarter-finals of the Mixed Archery Event in the Tokyo Olympics.

India’s Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav were the first archers to take part in the Mixed Team Event at the Olympics. This is the first time it has been introduced at the Games and the Indian duo won it.

While Pravin Jadhav looked all clear with his quick releases, it was Deepika Kumari’s composure that helped India as the star Indian archer did not wilt under pressure as India came back from behind to win the match.

This was the first time that Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav were competing together. The mixed teams are ranked by the combined totals of the highest-scoring male archer and the highest-scoring female archer from a single country, with a maximum score of 1440 points available.

Initially, it was expected that Deepika would partner with her husband Atanu for the Olympics. However, Pravin Jadhav outperformed his fellow male compatriots earlier today and will now pair up with Deepika Kumari