Asian Archery: Jayanta sits fifth, Deepika sixth

In the men’s team event, India were placed fourth with a score of 1996, a culmination of scores of the top three archers. Korea again were leading the charge with a score of 2055, followed by Japan (2011) and Chinese Taipei (1999).

Jayanta Talukdar and Deepika Kumari were the pick of the Indian archers on the first day on 19th Asian Archery Championship in Bangkok.   -  R. V. Moorthy\

India’s Jayanta Talukdar finished fifth in the men’s recurve section at the end of the first day of qualifying at the 19th Asian Championship in Bangkok. Talukdar scored 676 over a possible 720. The top three places were occupied by Republic of Korea’s Lee Woo Seok (690), Lee Seungyun (686) and Im Dong Hyun (679). The other three Indians in the fray, Atanu Das (663), Mangal Singh Champia (657) and Binod Swansi (651), were ranked 18, 20 and 27 respectively.

In the men’s team event, India were placed fourth with a score of 1996, a culmination of scores of the top three archers. Korea again were leading the charge with a score of 2055, followed by Japan (2011) and Chinese Taipei (1999).

In the women’s section, Deepika Kumari (66) was placed sixth, while her team-mates Bombyala Devi (660) and Laxmirani Majhi (640) were ranked ninth and 16th. Chang Hyi Jin of Korea was leading the pack with a score of 677. The trio were sitting third in the team event (1966), behind Korea (2029) and China (1975).

India were in the second position in the mixed team event with a score of 1342 (a culmination of scores of the top two archers in the men’s and women’s section), 25 points adrift of Korea.

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