The Indian trio of Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai on Monday booked their place in the quarter-finals of archery men’s team event as they defeated Kazakhstan 6-2 in the 1/8 Elimination round at the Yumenoshima Park.
India clinched the first set with a score 55-54; taking a 2-0 set-point lead in the match. The second set also belonged to India as the archers stretched their lead of set point to 4-0.
The Kazakhstan troika of Denis Gankin, Ilfat Abdullin, Sanzhar Mussayev took the third set 57-56 but the fourth went in India’s favour with both Pravin and Atanu hitting 10’s to make it 56-64.
It will now be a tough test for Indian archers in the quarter-finals as they face mighty South Koreans.