As the fancied 15-strong squad crumbled under the mighty Olympic pressure, it belied a billion hopes after promising to deliver like never before.
It's indeed a big test of mental strength for Deepali and the shooters. The scars of Tokyo might linger on for some time but the only way forward is to get results in future competitions.
The Indian trio shot a total of 10 to finish ahead of their German counterparts Fabian Otto, Felix Luca Hollfoth and Tobias Gsoell (2) in the gold medal contest on Friday.
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With no gold added to the tally today, India slipped to 10th with four gold, four silver and 10 bronze for a total of 18 medals.