Tokyo Paralympics: Indian archer Harvinder Singh wins Bronze in the men’s Individual Recurve Open

Harbinger Singh won the bronze medal in the shoot-off of the men’s Individual Recurve Open in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

The Paralympian archer Harvinder Singh became another Indian to win a medal for his country in the 2020 Paralympic Games. The Indian won the bronze medal in the men’s archery Individual recurve Open event. It was an appreciable performance by the Paralympian archer who faced the loss in the semifinals the same day. He has added another medal to India’s tally, now the country has a total of 13 medals which include 2 gold, 6 silver, and 5 bronze.

After getting the loss in the semifinal match against Kevin Mather of the United States, Harvinder was put into the bronze medal match where he was scheduled to play against South Korea’s Paralympian archer named Kim Min Su. The game went to five sets but the results were declared after the shoot-off between the two. The first set was comfortably won by the Indian but Kim made a comeback in the second set. Again in the third set after a nearly equal battle, it was Harvinder who clinched the victory. The game went to the fourth set which was earlier said that it will be the last. Harvinder needed 8 or above in his last attempt of this set to win the game but he failed. However, it was a tie of points between the Indian and the South Korean after the fourth set. So, the officials had to move the game to the fifth set which was also a tie.

As there was no other option than conducting a shoot-off between the two where Harvinder and Kim were given only one attempt. The Indian archer scored 10 points in response to the Korean Kim Min Su’s 8 in the shoot-off and added another bronze medal in India’s tally.

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