Archer Diya comes off as second-best after tie-breaker
Teenage archer Diya Siddique bows down from women's individual recurve event of Tokyo Olympics after coming off as second-best to Karyna Dziominskaya of Belarus in tiebreaker in Japan this morning.
However, the 17-year-old archer gave her illustrious opponent, who is ranked-31 in World Ranking, a run for her money till the end as Diya tied the five-set match to a 5-5 set points before losing 10-9 in a one-arrow tiebreaker. The scores eventually settled at 6-5 on set points in Dziominskaya's favour.
The girl from Nilphamari, who is ranked-155 in World Ranking, made an impressive start in the first set by winning it 23-22 before losing the second set closely 25-26.
Then the third set ended in a 25-25 draw and the 26-year-old Belarusian took a 5-3 lead by winning the fourth set 27-25.
The 11-grade student of BKSP again levelled the set points at 5-5 by notching up victory in the fifth-set by 27-25 and the match rolled into a nervous tiebreaker in which the Bangladeshi's solid score of nine under pressure was not enough to match Belarusian's 10 and thus Diya's wonderful journey in Tokyo Olympics also came into an end.