Archer Harvinder Singh loses semifinal, moves into bronze medal match


Tokyo Paralympics: India’s ace archer Harvinder Singh has lost semifinal in men’s individual recurve open at Paralympics Games. He will now contest for bronze medal. 

Singh had stormed into the semi-final by defeating Germany’s Maik Szarszewski by 6-2 in the quarter-finals at the Yumenoshima Final Field. 

In the quarter-finals, he started on a great note as he clinched the first set by aiming 8, 9, 8 to which the German replied with a poor 8, 6, 7.

Harvinder carried the momentum in the second set as he grabbed yet another 2 points. In the third set, Maik Szarszewski pegged one back against Harvinder, as he took the set by 28-25.

In the fourth set, Harvinder kept his nerves as he clinched the set rather easily to earn sure shot participation in a medal match.

Earlier in the round of 16, Harvinder defeated Bato Tsydendorzhiev 6-5, winning the match by the finest of margins in the shoot-out. 

The Indian archer staged a comeback in the game as he won the third set after losing the two initial essays.


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