AMY Oliver picked up one of the biggest possible scalps in world archery before exiting the Olympic individual event.
The Swinton archer swept past India's world number one Deepika Kumari 6-2 in the round of 62 this morning.
But the 25-year-old could not follow up against Indonesia's Ika Yuliana Rochmawati in the next round and lost 6-1.
Despite the disappointment of her exit, Olympic debutant Oliver will be buoyed by the headline-grabbing victory over Kumari, who won Commonwealth gold two years ago at the tender age of 16.
A ten on her second visit helped Oliver edge the first set 27-26.
But Kumari levelled in the second after Oliver landed just a four on her final visit to leave the score 26-22.
Oliver recovered in fine style, hitting three straight nines to win the third set 27-26 and move 4-2 up in the race to six.
And she landed two tens with her last two arrows to win what proved to be the final set 28-26, knocking out one of the archers highly fancied for a medal.
A patchy start cost Oliver in her match with Rochmawati which began just 15 minutes after her memorable win over Kumari.
Rochmawati was in ruthless form, shooting a ten in each of the first two sets while Oliver landed three sevens in six arrows.
But with a mountain to climb, Oliver responded with a great deal of determination to shoot a ten and level the third set 28-28.
Rochmawati was not about to allow a crowd-pleasing comeback and ended Oliver's charge with a perfect set of three tens to win the match.