In the absence of an Indian recurve coach, the couple struggled under cold and overcast conditions here on Friday, October 1, 2021.
One of India's best medal hopes at the concluded Tokyo Olympics, Deepika Kumari fizzled out in both her individual and mixed pair quarterfinals encounters to cap yet another horror Olympic campaign.
The highlight of Indian archers' otherwise dismal campaign at the Olympics was Das' shootoff win over Korea's Oh Jin Hyek to knock out the former Olympic and world champion from last-32.
The biggest letdown was the power archery couple -- Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das -- who were not able to overcome the pressure factor despite having the experience.
Archers Komolika Bari and Ankita Bhagat, who won medals at the Archery World Cup, will be given a cash prize of Rs 20 lakhs each, it said.
Tokyo Olympics: Shouldn't have decided on mixed team event based on one performance, rues Deepika Kumari
In the men's individual ranking round, Pravin Jadhav secured the 31st spot while Atanu finished at the 35th spot, and hence Pravin was chosen as Deepika's partner in the mixed team event.
Deepika Kumari's quest for an Olympic medal ended in heartbreak for the third time as she surrendered tamely to Korean top seed An San.
Locked 5-5 after the regulation five-setter, the 27-year-old Indian delivered a perfect 10, hitting the bull's eye, to topple the Russian, a team silver medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
It was the sort of day when almost everything unfolded as it was expected to for India in the Olympics.
Deepika Kumari had made her Olympics debut at London 2012 as world number one but crashed out of the opening round.
Deepika Kumari defeated Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics at Yumenoshima Ranking Field.
Deepika disappointed in the first set as she registered a score of 25 while the opponent from the US scored 26 to take a 2-0 lead.
The Indian archer shot 8,9 and 9 in Set 1 and her total score read 26 while Bhu Karma performed underwhelmingly and her score read 23. This allowed Deepika to take a 2-0 lead.
India's Day 6 schedule at Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu and Deepika Kumari to headline action on July 28
Following is India's schedule on the sixth day of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.
Deepika and debutant Jadhav looked scrappy in their first match together against Chinese Taipei and trailed 1-3 before regaining form in the final two sets to storm into the last-eight.