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Archery WC: Deepika Kumari enters women's individual final

May 04, 2012 10:48 IST

Promising Indian archer Deepika Kumari has made the final of the women's recurve individual event of the World Cup Stage 2 at Antalya. She will face Korea's Lee Sung Jin in the summit clash on Saturday.

The 18-year-old defeated Chinese Taipei's Lin Chia-En 6-1 in the semi-finals. In the quarter-finals, she had beaten Karina Winter of Germany 6-0 on Thursday.

However, all the men's recurve archers and men's and women's compound archers fell by the fourth round.

National compound men's champion Rajat Chauhan of Rajasthan reached the quarter-finals only to lose to Braden Gellenthien of the US in the tie-breaker.

Both archers shot 144 points each. In the one-arrow tie-breaker, both scored a 10 each. The American won the contest as his shot was found to be closer to the centre.

The Indian men's recurve team who ended fifth with a total of 2012 points will compete in the team elimination on Friday.

The Indian women's recurve team finished seventh with 1920. The men's compound team ended eighth with 2086 as the women's team was sixth with 2024.

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