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Archers Dola, Bombayla lose in individual event

August 12, 2008 11:43 IST
Last Updated: August 12, 2008 15:42 IST

The Indian women archers' campaign in the individual event at the Beijing [Images] Olympics [Images] ended on Tuesday with Pranitha Vardhineni going down 99-106 to Kwon Un Sil of Korea in a pre-quarter-final match.

Pranitha, who made her Olympics debut at these Games, was no match for her Korean opponent and failed to hit the target in crucial moments.

Parnitha, who had beaten Waller Jane of Australia [Images] 106-100 en route to pre-quarter-finals, dominated the first quarter, scoring 27, one shot adrift of Kwon.

However, the Indian soon lost track and could post scores of 22, 24, 26 compared to 26, 26, 28 by her Korean counterpart in the next quarters.

Earlier, Pranitha's teammates Dola Banerjee [Images] and L Bombayla Devi bowed out of the women's individual archery event after losing their respective opening round matches.

While Dola lost to Marie-Pier Beaudet of Canada [Images] in tie-breaker after both were level at 109, Bombayla went down to Iwona Marcinkiewicz of Poland, who won 103-101 after a tense battle.

Dola said she was not too unhappy with the score but felt luck was not with her.

"I lost in the tie-breaker but the score was not too bad. It's not that I lost because I shot low. Things just didn't go well in the tie-breaker where I shot eight. Had it been nine, that would have put her on pressure, for she had to score a 10 to win it," Dola rued.

"More than sad, I'm upset that I could not win this match. Anyway, it's all over now."

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