Rio 2016: Archer Laxmirani Majhi crashes out in the first round

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8: Indian women archers disappointing show at the Rio Olympics continued as Laxmirani Majhi suffered a 1-7 thrashing at the hands of Slovakia's Alexandra Longova in the first round of the individual event here on Monday (Aug 8).

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Majhi was hardly a match to her much superior opponent and could not win a single set out of the four contested. She could only level the fourth set 26-26.

Indian archery team members Atanu Das, Laxmirani Majhi, Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi Laishram shooting at the Olympic Training Centre in Marica near Rio de Janerio.

The Slovakian won the first, second and third sets 27-25, 28-26 and 27-24. The Indian had a total match point of 101, inclusive of one shot of 10 while her opponent scored 108 with the help of three 10s.

Majhi began poorly as she could not hit a 10 in the first two sets, which she lost. She could score a 10 in the third set that helped her tie the score 26-26. But in the fourth set, Majhi again lost the plot as she shot a series of 7, 8 and 9, her worst of the day, to lose the set and the tie.

Majhi was part of the women's team that crashed out of the competition at the quarterfinal stage last night.

Her two team-mates Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi will commence their individual events on August 10 while their male counterpart Atanu Das takes the field tomorrow (Aug 9).


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