Kolkata: India`s hope for a medal in the individual section went up in smoke as Deepika Kumari and Priyank made quarterfinal exits in the Archery World Cup Stage 4 at Wroclaw, Poland on Thursday.
According to information received here, rookie Priyank had a dream run before being overpowered by Korean heavyweight Jae Wang Jin by 4-6 margin in the recurve men`s individual event.
Both archers were locked 4-4 before the Korean wrapped the issue winning the decider by 29-26 margin to enter semis.
Priyank, who had qualified as 21st seed, had earlier stunned fifth seed Thomas Aubert of France in the pre-quarters.
India`s best medal hope Deepika on the other hand succumbed meekly to Korean top seed Ok Hee Yun 2-6 to bow out of the recurve women`s individual event.
Ok-Hee, who won a team gold and an individual bronze at the Beijing Olympics, took a commanding 4-0 lead before Deepika came back in the third end to make it 4-2.
The Asian Games triple gold medallist however denied Deepika`s fresh attempt to come back by winning the fourth end 29-28 to settle the issue 6-2.
India`s hope for a medal will now be in the team events that get underway tomorrow.
I`ve always said the person who wins the world championship this year is the person who does the best job on the circuit, but that does not seem the way it is at the moment.