Vietnamese archer exits Olympics after unfortunate loss

By Xuan Binh   July 28, 2021 | 03:17 pm GMT+7
Vietnamese archer exits Olympics after unfortunate loss
Do Thi Anh Nguyet competes in archery at Tokyo Olympics on July 28, 2021. Photo by Reuters.
Do Thi Anh Nguyet lost to Japan's Ren Hayakawa in the Olympics round of 32 archery event Wednesday.

In the first set, Nguyet led 2-0, but Hayakawa quickly leveled the score in the second. The third set saw Nguyet leading 4-2. The fourth set ended with a draw, taking the score to 5-3. Nguyet only needed to draw in the last set to advance to round of 16.

However, Nguyet lost the advantage and let Hayakawa equalize. After five sets, the score was 5-5, with both archers entering a tie-break.

In the tie-break, each archer would only get one shot, called the golden arrow. Whoever scores highest would win. Hayakawa took a shot first and scored eight points. Nguyet scored seven.

Previously, Nguyet made it past the first round with an average 8.722 points per shot. The match between Nguyet and Hayakawa had to be rescheduled due to a storm. During the match, the wind speed proved a challenge, often reaching three millimeters per second, sometimes reduced to half its strength.

Nguyet, 20, is the youngest Vietnamese athlete to attend the Tokyo Olympics. She switched from basketball to archery in 2017 and one year later, was called up to the national team. In 2020, Nguyet earned a ticket to Tokyo.

Do Thi Anh Nguyet competes in archery at Tokyo Olympics, July 28, 2021.

 
 
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