Deepika stunned by Buriuly in recurve

New Delhi, June 23:
Ace archer Deepika Kumari was today shocked by Rimil Buriuly in the gold medal match of women’s recurve event at the 3rd National Ranking Archery Tournament held at the Yamuna Sports Complex here.
In a see-saw battle, the 19-year-old was beaten in the tie shootout 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 1-1 (10-10) as Rimil’s shot was closer to the centre.
Initially Deepika, representing Steel Plant Sports Board, took a two-set lead. But Rimil held her nerve and fought back by winning the next two sets. In the deciding set the points were tied. In the tie shoot both the archers hit a ten pointer but Rimil’s shot was closer to the centre.
“I am happy with my performance. The weather condition was hot and humid. This effect on the performance especially we came into the event straight after the 2nd leg of World cup where weather condition was cold,” Rimil said.
Rimil, representing Railway Sports Promotion Board, made it clear that beating Deepika or any individual was not her target. She just wanted to excel and fight till the last.
In the men’s recurve event, Atanu Das won the gold medal by beating Tarundeep Rai by six sets to four. (PTI)


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