Asian Games: Jayanta Talukdar, Deepika Kumari Ousted from Individual Recurve Events

Deepika Kumari, who won two gold medals in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, failed to get into the quarter-finals after losing her 1/8 elimination round match to Indonesia's Diananda Choirunisa 0-6.

updated: September 26, 2014 12:36 IST
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Incheon: India's Jayanta Talukdar and Deepika Kumari were knocked out of the recurve individual men's and women's elimination round archery events of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here on Friday. (Asian Games Day 7 Blog)

Talukdar, who had blanked Witthaya Thamwong of Thailand 6-0 in the 1/16 eliminations, was thrashed 1-7 by a rampaging Khairul Anuar Mohamad of Malaysia in the 1/8 round match.

The Malaysian was in superb form with all his shots fetching nine points or more. In contrast, the Indian archer lacked the consistency to get top scores and barring the third set, which was a 28-28 draw, he was outscored in all the other three sets.

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