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Shock defeat for Deepika

india Updated: Aug 02, 2012 02:35 IST
HT Correspondent

India's disastrous campaign in the London Olympics archery competitions came to an unceremonious end with world No 1 Deepika Kumari suffering a shock defeat in the opening individual elimination round at Lord's on Wednesday.

The Jharkhand girl was shown the door by Amy Oliver of Great Britain.

The 18-year-old's loss completes India's misery in the Games where four of the six-member contingent of archers fell flat in the first individual round. Both the men's and women's teams also fell at the opening first hurdle.

Already out of medal contention, rower Swarn Singh finished second in a minor placings race in single sculls while Sandeep Kumar and Manjeet

Singh fought to save themselves from ending bottom of the heap in lightweight double sculls.