Deepika Kumari put up a flawless present to beat Nur Afisa Abdul Halil of Malaysia. © Twitter
India on Thursday secured a person Olympic quota in archery for 2020 Tokyo Video games after Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhakat stormed into the semifinals of the ladies’s recurve occasion within the 21st Asian Archery Championships. Three particular person locations had been up for grabs from the continental qualifications and Indian archers made an enormous assertion with top-seed Deepika and sixth seed Ankita making it to the final 4 spherical to safe a person Olympic berth.
Karma of Bhutan and Nguyet Do Thi Anh of Vietnam gained the remaining two particular person quota locations on the Rajamangala Nationwide Stadium. Deepika put up a flawless present to beat Nur Afisa Abdul Halil of Malaysia 7-2, Zahra Nemati (Iran) 6-Four and native lady Narisara Khunhiranchaiyo 6-2 to arrange a semifinal conflict in opposition to Nguyet.
Ankita, then again, defeated Lam Shuk Ching Ada of Hong Kong 7-1, Nguyen Thi Phuong of Vietnam 6-Zero and Anastassiya Bannova (Kazhakstan) 6-Four to arrange a last-four battle in opposition to Karma. The Indian trio of Deepika, Ankita and Laishram Bombayala Devi competed underneath a impartial flag because of the suspension of the Archery Affiliation of India.
It’s India’s second Olympic quota place in archery after the boys’s recurve staff of Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das and Pravin Jadhav had secured the primary one within the World Championships earlier this 12 months.
The Berlin stage of the 2020 World Cup is the final qualifying occasion in archery.