Experienced Indian archer Laishram Bombayla Devi advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the women’s individual recurve competition after defeating Chinese Taipei’s Lin Shih-Chia at the Rio Olympics here today. Playing in her third Olympics, the 31-year-old from Manipur, who finished 24th in the ranking round, dished out a dominating show to get the better off Lin 6-2, in the 1/16 elimination here.
Bombayla Devi, 31, was the only bright spot in India's Rio Olympics campaign on Wednesday. Shooters Jitu Rai and Prakash Nanjappa disappointed in the 50m pistol event. This was Jitu's favourite event. There was more bad news for India when judoka Avtar Singh lost his 90 kg Round 1 bout against Popole Misenga of the Refugee Olympic Team.
India's archery queen Deepika Kumari will be in action later in the day. She will be up against Georgia's Kristine Esebua in the 1/32 elimination round.