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Tokyo Paralympics: Archer Rakesh Kumar Reaches Pre-Quarterfinals, Shyam Sundar Swami Knocked Out


Tokyo Paralympics: Rakesh Kumar progressed to the pre-quarterfinals.© Twitter

Rakesh Kumar continued his spectacular run of type to achieve the pre-quarterfinals whereas his teammate Shyam Sundar Swami made a second spherical exit as Indian archers had a blended day on the Paralympic Video games in Tokyo on Saturday. A day after he shot the best rating — 699 out of a most 720 — by an Indian para archer within the qualification spherical, the wheelchair-bound 36-year-old Kumar simply overcame Ka Chuen Ngai of Hong Kong by a large 13-point margin on the Yumenoshima Park.

Kumar, who gained a person gold medal on the seventh Fazza Para Archery World Rating Match in Dubai earlier this yr, had close to excellent 4 ends, dropping only one level every en path to totalling 144 out of a potential 150.

General, he shot 9 excellent 10s together with 4 closest to the centre (X), as his Hong Kong rival paled compared capturing 4 10s (three Xs) for a complete of 131.

Within the last-16 spherical on Tuesday, the third seeded Kumar will face 14th seed Marian Marecak, a two-time 49-year-old Olympian from Slovakia.

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Earlier, twenty first seed Sundar, who additionally received a bye into the second spherical, had a slim 139-142 defeat in opposition to 2012 Paralympics silver medallist Matt Stutzman, the armless archer from the USA who shoots together with his ft.

From being 55-all on the midway mark, Stutzman took a 3 level lead with an ideal 30/30 fourth finish and sealed the the fixture by three factors, regardless of some late problem by the Indian.

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