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Tokyo Olympics 2021: Archer Atanu Das Kocks Out 2-Time Olympic Champion Oh Jin Hyek

It was the biggest win in the career of the 29-year-old who had lost his place in the India team event to rookie Pravin Jadhav.

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Atanu Das scores a perfect 10 in the shoot off to defeat two-time Olympic Champion Oh Jin Hyek (Source: Team India Twitter)

New Delhi: Indian archer Atanu Das on Thursday produced a stunning display to defeat two-time Olympic champion Oh Jin-Hyek of South Korea to enter the pre-quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field.

It was the biggest win in the career of the 29-year-old who had lost his place in the India team event to rookie Pravin Jadhav.

Oh started brightly as he scored 8-9-9 in the first set while Das could only manage an 8-8-9.

However, the Indian archer bounced back strongly with a 9-9-9 to win the two points as his opponent could only score 8 with his final arrow.

The third set had the same results as the two archers were neck and neck as the Korean scored 8-10-9 while the Indian replied with 9-7-6.

Atanu who was feeling the heat responded brilliantly to win the fourth set but the Korean came back strongly to force a shoot-off between the two.

In the shoot-off, the Korean scored a 9 but Das went one better scoring 10 and sealing the match.

Earlier in the day, the Indian defeated s Deng Yu-Cheng in a five-setter to move into round two of the men’s individual archery.

Both the players won two sets each following some intense shooting to be locked 4-4 and in the decider too where they were going neck-and-neck till 19-all.

But the archer from Chinese Taipei crumbled under pressure, misfiring a 7 as Das, who had slipped behind rookie Pravin Jadhav in the ranking round on Friday, held his nerve to seal a 6-4 win after drilling in a 9 in the yellow ring.

With inputs from ANI