Mixed day for recurve teams in Asian Games

Incheon: India's fancied recurve archers yesterday cut a sorry figure in the individual events but the country is still in with a chance of bagging a bronze medal in the women's team category in the Asian Games, here.

Deepika Kumari
Deepika Kumari

The women recurve team comprising Deepika Kumari, L Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi is still in fray for a medal as they could make it to the semifinals. Although they were thrashed 0-6 by favourites South Korea in the last four stage, the Indians now will be up against Japan in the bronze medal play-off match on Sunday.

Unlike their female counterparts, it was curtains for the men’s recurve team in the elimination round as they suffered a close 3-5 defeat against Hong Kong.

The trio of Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai and Jayanta Talukdar lost the deciding fourth set by a narrow margin of one point (52-53) to crash out of the event.



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