Paris Olympics Update: Indian Men’s Archery Team Loses Final Qualifier, Shruti Vora Shines in Dressage

Just like the female team, the Indian men’s archery team failed to secure an Olympic quota during the final qualifier for Paris Olympics 2024.

Paris Olympics 2024 Update: Just like the female team, the Indian men’s archery team failed to secure an Olympic quota during the Final Qualifier and they now have to depend on rankings in order to qualify for the quadrennial show next month.

A day after the Indian women got knocked out by Ukraine in the pre-quarterfinals, the world’s No. 2 men’s team was eliminated in the last-eight round, losing to Mexico in a dramatic shoot-out.

India’s top seed lost 4-5 (57-56, 57-53, 55-56, 55-58) (26-26*).

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The men’s team event awarded Olympic quotas to the first three finishers.

The loss was like a challenging reality check for the Indian Olympic medal goals, who were ahead 4-0 after winning the first two sets easily.

India lost by a point against Mexico, who levelled the match at four all after taking the fourth set and securing it with a closer shot in the shoot-off. Mexico needed only a draw in the third set to move on to the semi-final. India had previously defeated Luxembourg in straight sets after qualifying as the top seed.

Both men’s and women’s teams can qualify depending on their rankings before the Paris Olympics cutoff.

Shruti Vora Secures Her Entry for the Paris Olympics

Shruti Vora Secures Her Entry for the Paris Olympic (IMG- AFB)
Shruti Vora Secures Her Entry for the Paris Olympics (IMG- AFB)

Shruti Vora becomes the first Indian to win a three-star Grand Prix in dressage, moving in on the Paris Olympics dream.

Shruti Vora made history as the very first Indian to win a 3 Grand Prix equestrian event winning the FEI Dressage World Cup in Lipica, Slovenia.

Astride Magnanimous Vora, 53, got her first Minimum Eligibility Requirement (MER) points for this year’s Paris Olympics by scoring 67.761% in the highly competitive game.

So far, her fellow compatriot Anush Agarwalla is on track to make her Olympic debut in dressage. A rider-horse combination must have at least two MERs to qualify for the Games.

To be sure, Vora is the first to win a Grand Prix-3, or CDI-3, in any equestrian event.

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