India's 16-year-old archery sensation Deepika Kumari could not live up to expectations at the Asian Games as she lost the bronze medal match 2-6 to Kwon Un Sil of North Korea in the women's individual recurve event on Tuesday.
Another Indian in the fray, Rimil Buriuly bowed out of the competition in the second round.
Rimil started on a winning note as she blanked Zahra Dehghanabnavi 4-0 in her opening round but was outplayed by her Taipei rival 2-6 in the next.
Wrestler Dalal misses bronze
Dharmender Dalal cut a sorry figure as he lost his bronze medal play-off match in the men's 120kg Greco-Roman wrestling competitions to round off another disappointing day for Indian grapplers.
Having won his repechage round 1 bout against Chivinn Chum of Cambodia, Dharmender set up a fight against Iraq's Salman Ali in the bronze medal bout but he could hardly pose a challenge to his opponent, going down 0-3. in the encounter.
Another Indian grappler Vinod Kumar bowed out of the competition much earlier after he was outplayed 0-3 in the opening round by Tsogtbaatar Damdinbazar of Mongolia.
Mixed bag for squash teams
India's women qualified for the semifinals of the team event after losing 0-3 to Hong Kong while the men's team made the last-four grade with a crushing 3-0 win over South Korea in squash here.
The women team advanced to semifinals courtesy their second place finish behind Hong Kong in Pool B. They face Pool A topper Malaysia in the semifinals on Wednesday.
Shooters have a tough task ahead
Indian shooters will have a tough task at hand to finish on the podium after all three of them ended day one of the skeet qualification round at the middle of the points table. Mairaj Ahmad Khan was placed 15th, followed closely by compatriots Allan Daniel Peoples on 16th and Smit Singh on 18th — all three of them with same 46 points — with three more rounds being played today.