Deepika, Priyank make quarterfinal exits in Archery World Cup

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.

PTI

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