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Archer Atanu Das defeats Korean rival

Tokyo, July 29 (UNI): Archer Atanu Das stunned South Korean Olympic champion Oh Jin-Hyek 6-5 to move to the men’s individual round of 16 at the Tokyo Olympics here on Thursday.

Despite the windy conditions which created problems for the archers, Atanu Das shot a 10 in the shoot-off to beat his Korean rival after earlier defeating Olympic silver medallist Yu-Cheng Deng of Chinese Taipei 6-4, in the round of 64.

Now, Das and his wife Deepika Kumari are the only remaining Indian archers at Tokyo 2020. Deepika Kumari had earlier progressed to the women’s individual round of 16.

Debutant boxer in quarter-finals

India’s super-heavyweight boxer Satish Kumar defeated Jamaican Ricardo Brown in the +91kg round of 16 bout by a split decision 4:1 to advance to the quarter-finals at the Tokyo Olympics here on Thursday.

Satish is India’s first ever super-heavyweight boxer and is making his Olympic debut at the age of 32.

The Indian punter suffered a slight cut above his right eye but landed more punches through better timing and won points from all five judges.

Satish will next meet current world champion Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarter-final on Sunday.

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