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Archer Harvinder Singh loses semifinal, moves into bronze medal match

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Tokyo Paralympics: India’s ace archer Harvinder Singh has won bronze medal in men’s individual recurve open at Paralympics Games. He had lost in semifinal, then he contested for bronze.  

Singh lost the semi-final match of men’s individual recurve. 

United States of America’s (USA) Kevin Mather defeated the Indian by 6-4 in the semi-final at the Yumenoshima Final Field.

Amid the light downpour, it was Mather who started the semi-final clash on a great note as the US archer aimed brilliant 8, 10, 10 to clinch the first set.

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Kevin tried to continue with that momentum but Harvinder forced the US archer to share the spoils in the second and third set.

The fourth set was nerve-wracking as Harvinder went first as he aimed 8, 9, 8 in three arrows. The US archer who aimed 9, 9 in the first two shots had an opportunity to win the match by shooting an 8 but Mather crumbled under pressure and he shot a very poor six to put the match level.

In the decider, Kevin aimed a brilliant 10, 7, 9 and Indian shot 7, 9, 8, as a result, it was the American who cruised into the final of the event. Later in the day, Harvinder will play a bronze medal match.

Earlier in the quarter-final, Harvinder defeated Germany’s Maik Szarszewski by 6-2 to reach to the semi final.

(With inputs from agencies)

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