Jakarta. Indonesia's men's archery team was defeated by the US side during the quarter finals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games on Saturday (06/08).
Indonesia was downed by the US 6-2 and will not continue in the team competition, although individual archers will stay on.
Qualifying 10th, Riau Ega Agatha Salsabilla, Muhammad Hanif Wijaya and Hendra Purnama showed a promising performance during the first round beating seventh seed Taiwan 6-2.
Coach Deni Trisjanto said his archers were technically brilliant but conceded they were knocked out by stronger opponents.
"Indonesia's men's archery was remarkable, this is the first time Indonesia's men's archery team qualified to the Olympics. In my opinion, this achievement is great because we could reach quarter-final, but we have to admit the United States win," Deni said in a statement on Sunday.
Male archers Ega, Hanif and Hendra along with female counterpart Yuliana Ika will go on to compete in the individual categories, beginning on Monday.