Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11: After few dismal show by Indian athletes at Rio Olympics 2016, hopes now lie over the shoulders of woman archers Deepika Kumari and Laishram Bombayla Devi. Deepika Kumari and Laishram Bombayla Devi are representing India in Archery at the ongoing Rio Olympics 2016. The Live Streaming of Archery event at Rio Olympics 2016 is available at starsports.com. The Hotstar will also live telecast the Archery event in which Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi will compete to qualify for quarterfinals at Olympics 2016. You can also visit starsports.com and hotstar.com to watch the live streaming of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi’s Archery game. The Archery event will begin at 5.30 PM. Catch: Rio Olympics 2016, Day 6 LIVE Updates
India has been medal-less so far at Rio Olympics 2016. After the heartbreak exit of star shooters Abhinav Bindra and Jitu Rai, India has now pinned hope on Deepika Kumari and Laishram Bombayla Devi who advanced into the 1/8 Eliminations round of the women’s individual archery competition. Deepika Kumari performed exceptionally well and beat the higher ranked Kristine Esebua of Georgia in the 1/32 eliminators. She also beat Italy’s Guendalina Sartori in the 1/16 eliminators. (ALSO READ: Rio 2016 Olympics India Schedule Day 6)
Bombayla beat Taipei’s Shih-Chia Lin 108-101 via 27-24, 27-24, 26-27, 28-26 at the Sambodromo. Earlier, she defeated Austria’s Laurence Baldauff 105-98 in the 1/32 eliminations in the women’s individual round match. Bombayla started the match against Lin with a nine pointer, following it up with a seven and an eight. But the cumulative 24 points in the first set were not enough for her to win as Laurence scored three consecutive nine’s to take a three-point lead.
But Bombayla quickly found her rhythm to score 28 in the second round to win 28-24. She maintained the momentum in the third set with three straight nine pointers, forcing her Austrian opponent to concede the second set 27-23. The 31-year-old Manipuri completed her victory in the fourth set with a 28-26 margin.