Tarundeep in Rd 2; Rahul, Talukdar, Swuro make exit
Indian archers Rahul Banerjee, Jayanta Talukdar and Chekrovolu Swuro yesterday crashed out in the men's and women's individual events respectively at the historic Lord's Cricket Ground here
However, India’s Tarundeep Rai beat his Cuban opponent J C Stevens via shoot-off to enter Round Two. Rahul convincingly blanked Mongolia’s Jantsan Gantugs 6-0 in the first round only to lose 3-7 to Rafael Dobrowlski of Poland in the second round. Tarundeep held his nerves to trail 1-5 and then equalise winning the fourth and fifth set as he took the encounter into golden shoot-off. In the shoot-off, the Sikkimese archer hit a 9 while his Cuban opponent could only manage a distant 8.
Earlier, Talukdar was no match for his American rival Jacob Wukie, who easily pocketed the encounter 6-0, while Swuro went down to Jennifer Nichols 6-5.