Tokyo Paralympics: Indian archer Vivek Chikara eliminated in round of 16

One of the medal contenders for India in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, Vivek Chikara loses in the round of 16 against Great Britain’s archer David Phillips.

Indian para archer named Vivek Chikara has lost the chance to get a medal for India in the Paralympic Games 2020. The Indian was lost to Great Britain’s archer David Phillips in the round of 16 of the men’s Individual Recurve Open event. Vivek was one of the medal contenders for India in this year’s Paralympic Games in the archery event.

There were two Indians who were competing in the men’s Individual Recurve Open Archery event in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, the para archer Harvinder Singh and Vivek Chikara. Harvinder with his great performance has progressed into the further rounds but Chikara couldn’t go beyond the round of 16. Vivek however played very well in the round of 32 matches against the Sri-Lankan Megahamulea earlier this morning. He won by 6-2 against him and advances himself to the round of 16.

David Phillips of Great Britain was dominating the Indian Paralympian archer from the start. Vivek was finding it difficult to score points against Great Britain’s man. The Indian lost the first set and couldn’t win the second and third as well, however, he somehow managed to equalize the match in the third set after scoring two points. The fourth set was poor from Vivek as compared to Phillips which proved to be the turning point in the game. At last, the Indian archer lost the game by 3-7 and his journey in the Paralympics archery event ends here with this loss.

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