GANGTOK: Sikkim’s lone Olympian at Tokyo 2020, Tarundeep Rai lost to Israel’s Itay Shanny in Archery Men’s competition on July 28.
On Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics, Rai was knocked out in the 1/16 elimination round, losing to the Israeli Archer in the shoot-off. The scores were level at the end of the fifth set.
Rai started the contest by conceding the first set by 28-24. He turned the second set to his favour by winning 27-26. The third set was a draw at 27-27 while the fourth set was in the Indian Olympian’s favour with a score of 28-27. But Israel archer Shanny got won the fifth set, shooting a couple of 10s in the fifth set.
In the shoot-off that followed, Shanny scored a perfect 10, while Rai could score only a 9. Shanny is the first Israeli archer to compete in the Olympics.
This could very well be Rai’s final Olympics as he is now 37 years old.
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