Rio de Janeiro:
Indian women's archery team today made it to the quarterfinals of the recurve event after beating Colombia 5-3 at the Olympic Games, here today.
Indian women will face Russian Federation in the quarterfinal. The trio of Deepika, Laxmirani Majhi and Bombayla were not at their best but managed to prevail over an even more erratic Colombian team.
The two teams were on even keel at 3-3 after first three sets and the turning point came in the final set. Needing 28 points with final three arrows to beat India's set score of 52, Colombian archer Caroline Aguirre committed a harakiri as she lost control and the misdirected arrow fetched her only 3 points, much to the relief of the Indian camp.
The Indians won the set by 52-44, thereby getting the crucial two points for winning the set and taking an unassailable 5-3 lead.
Indian women archers would feel relieved especially Deepika Kumari and Laishram Bombayla Devi, who were a part of the team that lost to Denmark in the opening round at the 2012 London Games.