Former world number one Deepika Kumari finished fourth in the women’s recurve qualifying round at the Tokyo Olympic Games test event today.
Deepika shot 668 out of a possible 720 points at the 72-arrow 70-metre round to qualify for the knock-out round while Atanu Das was ranked 19th in the men’s section.
Deepika’s impressive show enabled India to get the fourth rank in the mixed pair event at the Yumenoshima Archery Field which is hosting its first international competition.
The Indian pairing of Deepika and Atanu will now take on 13th ranked Daniel Felipe Pineda and Ana Maria Rendon of Colombia in the first round of the 16-team draw.
Laishram Bombayla Devi and Komalika Bari were ranked 11th and 48th in the women’s section, while Pravin Jadhav (30th) and Tarundeep Rai (52nd) in the men’s section were the other Indians in the fray.