India got off to a great start in the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. In Archery, Atanu Das has made it to the round of eight by winning the round of 16 in men’s singles. Atanu Das won 6-5 in this tough match against London Olympics champion Oh Jin-HYek of Korea. Earlier this morning, Atanu defeated Deng Yu-Cheng of Chinese Taipei by 6-4 in his first match of the round of 32 played Thursday morning.
In this match between Atanu Das and Oh Jin-HYek, there was a tough struggle from the beginning. the Korean player won the first set with a score of 25-26 with a margin of only one point and took a 0-2 lead in the match. After this, in both sets, there was an equal match between the two archers. In the second and third sets, both the players played out a draw with a score of 27-27. With this, the score of the match became 2-4 after three sets.
After this, in the fourth set, Atanu Das did not give any chance to Oh Jin-HYek and won the set by a margin of 27-22 and brought the score of the match at 4-4. After this, once again in the fifth and deciding set, the match ended in a tie with a difference of 28-28 and the score became 5-5.
After this, the match was decided by shoot-off. In which Atanu Das got a score of ‘Perfect Ten’ and achieved another step towards the medal. The Korean archer could only score 9 points in this shoot-off.