Archer Bombalya Devi bows out of Rio Olympics

| Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 18:44
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Indian archer, Bombalya Devi, Rio Olympics,  Alejandra Valencia of Mexico, Sambodromo arena, Taipei's Shih-Chia Lin, Laurence Baldauff, Sports news

Bombalya lost to the Mexican 26-28, 23-26, 27-28, 23-25 at the Sambodromo arena

Rio de Janeiro: Indian archer Bombalya Devi bowed out of the Rio Olympics after going down to Alejandra Valencia of Mexico 102-104 in the 1/8 eliminations round of the women's individual category here on Thursday.
Bombalya lost to the Mexican 26-28, 23-26, 27-28, 23-25 at the Sambodromo arena.
With her loss, India's campaign in women's archery at the 31st Rio Olympics has come to an end.
Bombayla beat Taipei's Shih-Chia Lin 108-101 via 27-24, 27-24, 26-27, 28-26 at the Sambodromo.
Earlier, she defeated Austria's Laurence Baldauff 105-98 in the 1/32 eliminations in the women's individual round match.
Bombayla started the match against Lin with a nine pointer, following it up with a seven and an eight.
But the cumulative 24 points in the first set were not enough for her to win as Laurence scored three consecutive nine's to take a three-point lead.
But Bombayla quickly found her rhythm to score 28 in the second round to win 28-24.
She maintained the momentum in the third set with three straight nine pointers, forcing her Austrian opponent to concede the second set 27-23.
The 31-year-old Manipuri completed her victory in the fourth set with a 28-26 margin.

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