Olympic test event: Deepika Kumari, Mangal Champia in pre-quarterfinal

 Deepika Kumari and Mangal Singh Champia have qualified for the individual recurve pre-quarterfinals at the International Archery Challenge for the Rio Olympic Test Event here.

PTI| Updated: Sep 17, 2015, 15:28 PM IST
Olympic test event: Deepika Kumari, Mangal Champia in pre-quarterfinal

Rio de Janeiro: Deepika Kumari and Mangal Singh Champia have qualified for the individual recurve pre-quarterfinals at the International Archery Challenge for the Rio Olympic Test Event here.

The former world number one Deepika, who had a poor 14th finish in the qualifying round, thrashed Amy Oliver of Britain and Alicia Marin of Spain by identical scores of 6-0 to advance into the last 16 at the Sambodromo range.

Deepika will clash against world number three and third seed Choi Misun of Korea in the last-16 encounter.

Champia, who has earned India an Olympic quota berth, also made the last 16 with hard-fought wins over local challenger Bernardo Oliveira 6-4, and Michele Frangilli of Italy 6-5.

Champia will face top seed and Asian Games gold medalist Woojin in the battle for a quarterfinal berth.