Laishram Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari shined for India on Day 5 as both advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the women's individual recurve event, The Indian archers rounded off a good day in the office at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday, 10 August.
31-year-old Bombayla, competing in her thir Olympics, finished 24th in the ranking rounds. During the 1/32 and 1/16 elimination matches, Bombayla dished out dominating performances to get the better of Austria's Laurence Baldauff and Chinese Taipei's Lin Shih-Chia.
Deepika was even more impressive, considering her poor performance in the team event. She overcame Georgia's Kritstine Esebua 6-4 in the 1/32 elimination round and Italy's Sartori Guendalina 6-2 in the 1/16 elimination round. The 22-year-old from Jharkhand had lost in the first round at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
India's Atanu Das had also entered the pre-quarterfinals of the Individual men's recurve event on Tuesday.
- With inputs from PTI