Tokyo Paralympics: Archer Harvinder loses semis clash, to fight for bronze

Tokyo [Japan], September 3 : Ace Indian archer Harvinder Singh lost the semi-final match of men’s individual recurve at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics on Friday.
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.
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.

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