Indian ace archer Deepika Kumari qualified for the quarter-finals of the women's individual archery event in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. World No. 1 Deepika defeated ROC's Ksenia Perova 6-5 on Friday. 

Mary Kom expressed her skepticism at the result of her quarter-final bout against Ingrit Valencia at the Tokyo games on Thursday. She said, "I thought I was winning the fight. Then I saw Kiren Rijiju's tweet on social media about my defeat, I was shocked..."

        

Tokyo Olympics archery: Deepika Kumari enters women's individual quarter-finals

WHAT?

India's ace archer Deepika Kumari defeated ROC's Ksenia Perova to go through to the quarter-finals of the women's individual archery event at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

WHEN?

Friday, 30/07/2021

HOW?

Deepika beat the two-time Olympic silver medallist 6-5 in a shoot-off in the Round of 16 at the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field. 

World No. 1 Deepika Kumari was off to a promising start as she won the first set 28-25 after shooting a bulls-eye with her second arrow. 

MC Mary Kom communicated her skepticism at the result of her quarter-final bout against Colombian Ingrit Valencia at the Tokyo Olympics.

Mary Kom's dream for a second Olympic medal ended on Thursday after she was proclaimed the loser in a 3-2 decision in the quarter-final bout. 

"I thought I was winning the fight. Then I saw Kiren Rijiju's tweet on social media about my defeat, I was shocked and upset that. I don't know what to say, I can't believe a decision like this was made," she said.