Live update of the Tokyo Olympics:
05:49: After the first six arrows, Deepika is eighth with 56. She started with X and supported this with three 10s, but shot 8 with the sixth arrow. Early days. Ukrainian Veronika Marchenko leads with 58 (five 10th, two of whom were X).
The Indian archery quartet of Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav will launch their campaign on the first day of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
Deepika will be the first race in the women’s individual qualifying round from 5:30 a.m., while Das, Rai and Jadhav will be part of the men’s individual qualifying round from 9:30 a.m. The 27-year-old Deepika is in great shape after winning three gold medals at the FITA World Cup stage 3 in Paris last month – vying for individual women’s Riquieu titles, women’s team and mixed team events.
Deepika will hope to be lucky for the third time in Tokyo. This Olympics is Deepika’s third game. She finished eighth in the women’s Olympic team competition at the 2012 London Olympics and crashed in the first round of the women’s individual section in Rio de Janeiro five years ago.
Fans will witness very few sports activities on the first day, as only two sports (Archery and Rowing) have to be held in the morning. The opening ceremony of the exhibition in Tokyo should take place later in the day. LIVE BROADCAST ONLINE