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South Asian Games: Archers on course for all 10 gold medals

Shillong: Continuing their spectacular show in archery, hosts India remained on course to grab all the 10 gold medals on offer as they stormed into the finals of the recurve and compound team and mixed pair events in the 12th South Asian Games at the Polo Ground yesterday.

Indian archers  (L to R)  Tarundeep Rai, L Bombayla Devi , Deepika Kumari and Gurucharan Besra. pic/pti
Indian archers (L to R)  Tarundeep Rai, L Bombayla Devi , Deepika Kumari and Gurucharan Besra. Pic/PTI

Having ensured four gold and four silver medals making it an all-Indian finals in the individual events yesterday, there was no stopping the hosts in the team events as well. In the afternoon session, recurve women and compound men’s teams confirmed two more final berths as India stand to benefit with the inclusion of the non-Olympic category of compound section for the first time in the Games.

The Indian archers are in line to win a record haul of 10 gold and four silver medals to better their performance in the last edition of Dhaka in 2010 where they had won four gold, one silver and one bronze.

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