Incheon: Deepika Kumari, India’s best bet in women’s archery showed good form to come up as the eighth best in the ranking round of the women’s individual recurve event at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old Ranchi-born archer had a combined score of 1337 over four distances – 70m, 60m, 50m and 30m – and now will take on Uzbekistan’s Munira Nurmanova in the pre-quarter final elimination round on September 26.
The three other Indian women – Laxmirani Majhi, Laishram Bambayla Devi and Pranitha Vardhaneni – had rankings of 15, 20 and 30 with respective scores of 1319, 1301 and 1271. Deepika and Laxmirani would be seen in the individual elimination rounds, the latter dueling against Sharbekova Asel of Kyrgystan.
Thanks to the women quartet’s efforts India’s rank was 5th in the team event with a score of 3957 which was well behind those of strong gold medal favourites South Korea (4081), China (4044), Japan (3994) and Chinese Taipei (3966). —PTI