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Deepika Kumari cheers for husband Atanu Das as he beats Olympic gold medallist

As Atanu Das was playing a shoot-off against London Olympic gold medallist Oh Jinhyek, his wife Deepika Kumari loudly cheered for him from the stands.

Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari
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Indian Archers Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari (Source: Twitter)

By

Md Imtiaz

Updated: 2021-07-29T09:01:08+05:30

Indian archer Atanu Das beat London Olympic gold medallist and one of the best archers of out time Korea's Oh-Jinhyek, in a nail-biting shoot off the 1/32 Eliminations of men's individual archery on Thursday. With his win, Atanu marched into the 1/8 elimination rounds of the Tokyo Olympics.

Atanu maintained his composure against the Korean in a battle of nerves, but what caught the audience's attention was his wife, world no. 1 woman archer Deepika Kumari cheering for his husband from the stands.

Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das

Atanu lost Set 1 by 25-26, but a nerve-wracking contest between the two archers followed. After ties in set 2 and set 3, Atanu won set 4 at 27-22. But the fifth set again turned a tie at 28-28. The competition went to the shoot-off, and Das struck success, hitting an arrow of 10 against Hinjyuk's 9.


Throughout the competition, Deepika was seen cheering for Atanu, which ultimately ended in the Indian's favour.


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