July 28, 2012


 Today Archery's first medal event held. It's Men's team event. If you see Google doodle image its "London 2012 Archery". So nice to see my game in Google doodle. Below is the screenshot which i had took incase if you people had missed to see it.
Image Courtesy: Google doodle
Today was the day for ITALY in men's individual team event in Archery. There were plenty of shockers that took place. My favorite team INDIA scored same as Japan and lost to them in the tie-breaker. So INDIA lost 1 medal in total of 4. Now only 3 possible ways are left :-(

In the very first round i.e, 1/8 elimination, Mexico, Italy, Japan, Ukraine had to fight against their opponents to enter Quarter finals. But Korea, USA, China and France had got byes, so they directly started with Quarter finals.

In QF - Mexico, Italy, USA and Koreans won and entered Semi-finals. The shocker was that Korea ( who were known to be the best in Archery) lost to USA. But Koreans some how managed to end up with Bronze medal beating Mexico in bronze match.

USA and ITALY faced for Gold medal.
First round - USA: 52, ITALY:54 (Italy lead by 2 points)
Second round - USA: 54, ITALY:56 (Italy lead by 4 points)
Third round - USA: 57, ITALY:55 (Italy lead by 2 points)
Fourth round - USA: 55, ITALY:54 (Italy lead by 1 points).

Finally, ITALY won the Gold match by 1 points. USA came so close but in the end they could not overwhelm Italians. USA ended up with Silver medal and ITALY became the Champions by winning Gold medal.

Tomorrow might be the day for INDIA as women's team event will be held. After this, for next 5 days there would be Individual eliminations round to happen.

So i wish team INDIA a very good luck to get a medal for my country in Archery :-)

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