Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Harvinder Singh clinches bronze, India wins first medal in the archery event

Harvinder Singh, who hails from Guhla Cheeka near Kaithal, Haryana, has shown immense resilience and willpower throughout to uproot his opponents. Watching archery matches of London Olympics on television gave rise to his wish to compete in archery.

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Medals are pouring in as the Indian contingent is performing well so far in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Harvinder Singh has bagged a bronze medal in men's individual recurve open shoot-off. In a thrilling match and shoot-off, Singh defeated Korea's Kim Min Su.

In playoffs, Singh was leading by 5-3 but, Su made a comeback in the second round and took away the fifth set of shooting by scoring a perfect 10. Su's perfect 10 led to the shoot-off. Singh gave a befitting reply to Su in the shoot-offs by scoring a perfect 10, whereas Su scored only 8. Singh clinched the match by 10-8 and, the scores read as 26-24, 27-29, 28-25, 25-25, 26-27.

The Paralympic Committee of India appreciated Harvinder Singh's performance by tweeting, "Here's another historic medal! 

@ArcherHarvinder is the first Indian to medal in #Archery @Paralympics / @Olympics! Harvinder wins #Bronze in Men's Individual Recurve #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics !! #Praise4Para #IND on a roll! #StrongerTogether #UnitedByEmotion Medal Count Now at 13".

Harvinder Singh, who hails from Guhla Cheeka near Kaithal, Haryana, has shown immense resilience and willpower throughout to uproot his opponents. Watching archery matches of London Olympics on television gave rise to his wish to compete in archery.

USA's world number 10 Kevin Mather put a full stop to Harvinder Singh's winning streak in the semi-finals by 6-4, but Singh had already assured a medal for India in the form of bronze.