Archery might not have a significant fan-following in our country, but there are notable athletes who are making their presence count in the sport by making it popular. Athletes are giving absolutely everything to make the country proud on the national and the international stage.
In sensational news, Pravin Jadhav got the better of world rank 2 Bazarzhapov before losing to world number 1 Brady Ellison in Archery in Tokyo Olympics. The Indian talent crashed out of the men’s archery event at Yumenoshima Ranking Field on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old ran through a 6-0 defeat in the Round of 16 at the hands of current World record holder Brady Ellison. Brady, who is at the numero uno spot in the men’s recurve category started the match with 9-10-0 in reply to which the Indian scored 9-8-10, which handed Ellison 2 easy points.
As far as the second set is concerned, Ellison got off to a sluggish start as he got just 8 but the Indian didn’t make use of the advantage as he scored just 7 with the final arrow after he aimed 10 and 9 with the first 2 arrows.
After the first two rounds, Jadhav’s hopes came to an end after he scored 8-8-7 in comparison to 8-9-9 of Brady. With Round of 16 came to a close, the quarterfinal round will be played on Saturday.
Previously, Jadhav made it to the Round of 16 after beating the Russian Olympic Committee’s (ROC) Galsan Bazarzhapov. Pravin Jadhav got the better of Galsan Bazarzhapov 6-0 in the 1/32 eliminations round.
Pravin Jadhav’s struggles
“Our condition was really bad then. We lived in a hut. We didn’t have electricity and there was barely any money. I was aware that I wouldn’t have to work as a labourer if I didn’t succeed (in archery), which is why I continued working hard.
In the toughest times, my thinking used to be that after doing all the hard work to reach this stage I can’t let go and accept defeat, so I kept working hard towards my goals,” said the young Indian in an interview with the Times of India.