Atanu Das says “Sorry India” after losing to Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa

Atanu Das

Atanu Das lost 4-6 to the London Olympics silver medallist Takaharu Furukawa. To bow out of the Tokyo Olympics. The defeat marked the end of the Indian challenge at the Games.

Archer Atanu Das giving an apology after losing to Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa. In the round of 16 of the men’s person recurve event at the Tokyo Olympics. It stamped the end of the Indian challenge in archery in Tokyo. Atanu Das lost 4-6 to the London Olympics silver medallist to bow out of the Olympics.

Atanu Das says  "Sorry India" after losing to Japan's Takaharu Furukawa

Anunas Das posted on Twitter

“Sorry INDIA, I couldn’t bring glory in this Olympics. But the support we get from @Media_SAI, @indian_archery, TOPS, @OGQ_India Is fantastic till now. We should keep moving forward, else nothing to say. Jai hind,” said Atanu in his tweet.

Atanu said after his round of 16 matches that there has barely been any time. For him and fellow bowman and spouse Deepika Kumari. To switch off from the sport since they tied the knot last year.

“There is never a chance to take a break. There are trials all the time and competitions in between. After marriage we haven’t really been able to go anywhere, of course, also has a role to play in that. We made our home but we are never able to go home. It’s been eight months since we last went home. That’s not an issue, there is Covid. But yes, there is never a break, it’s archery, archery always,” he said.

Atanu Das says  "Sorry India" after losing to Japan's Takaharu Furukawa

Atanu Das and his wife Deepika Kumari

Atanu said after his round of 16 matches that there has barely been any time. For him and fellow bowman and spouse Deepika Kumari. To switch off from the sport since they tied the knot last year.

“There are always surprises in the Olympics. I tried my best, gave everything, but it didn’t happen. So we’ll see what we want to do moving forward,” said Atanu.

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