• #Rio2016: Bombayla Devi Laishram cruises through to the pre-quarterfinals

    India’s Bombayla Devi Lashiram who was competing in the women’s archery individual round today, had an easy win over Taipei’s Shin-Chia Lin with 6-2 at Rio 2016 Olympics. Bombayla beats world silver medallist and qualified for round 16. It was a game of total domination for the Indian archer who successfully won three sets, when her opponent only won one. With that, Bombayla Devi managed to clinch A spot in the pre-quarts of the women’s individual archery event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    But before she knocked Shin Chia-Lin out of the game, earlier Devi nailed it against Austria’s Laurence Baldauff in the women’s 1/64 individual elimination event. This news appears to be glorious as after a disappointing all-together Indian team s’ campaign, India finally now have a reason to cheer.

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    Bombayla Devi Laishram

    Although, in starting, she lost the opening set with 24-27. However, she showed a great come back act with some good bulls eyes for the next three sets with 28-24, 27-23, 26-24.

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    Earlier this event, team India lost against world champions Russia in the quarters and the trio of Laxmirani Majhi, Bombayla Laishram, Deepika Kumari disappointed the nation. But this time, Bombayla’s consistency in putting up good arrows in individual events finally paid off. It was Atanu Das on Tuesday who also made in proud and sealed it with ease.

    Deepika Kumari is the other archer who will take field later in the day but till then, let’s cheer out loud for Bombayla Devi.

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