Rio 2016: Bombayala Devi stretched herself into the Round of 16 in women’s archery

Bombayala Devi stretched herself into the Round of 16 in women's archery. File Pic

Bombayala Devi stretched herself into the Round of 16 in women’s archery. File Pic

Internet Desk: Bombayla Devi Laishram came up with a brilliant performance in archery’s individual event of Rio 2016 Olympics to help her qualify for the round of 16 on Wednesday. She defeated Chinese Taipei’s Lin Shih-chia 6-2. The Indian archer started the contest brilliantly, winning the first set, 27-24, and continued the advantage taking the second set as well.

But, the Taipei girl clawed back into the game, and clinched the third set, making the contest even more interesting, with the score reading 4-2. After a wobble in the third set, there was an air of confidence in the Manipuri’s performance as Devi hit two nines and eight in the fourth to knock out 2015 World Championship silver medalist Lin Shih-chia.

Prior to this mega clash, Devi had shown some amazing form, defeating Austria’s Laurence Baldauff 6-2 earlier in the day. After losing the first set against the Austrian archer, she came back strongly to win the second set, and there was no stopping the Indian, who clinched the next two sets, resulting in a comfortable win.

 

 

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