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Talukdar qualifies for World Cup finals

Source: PTI
September 29, 2006 00:09 IST
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Jayant Talukdar booked a berth for the Archery World Cup finals to be held in Mexico despite bowing out in the preliminary round of the individual men's recurve event in the Shanghai World Cup on Thursday.

Talukdar will be accompanied by top two archers -- Ilario Di Buo of Italy and Kyung Mo Park of Korea and Magnus Petersson of Sweden, ranked fourth, at the grand finale.

The Indian, who had finished ninth in the elimination round on Wednesday, defeated Eduardo Magana of Mexico in the first round but fumbled against ace archer Di buo, who also beat Petersson on his way to winning the bronze medal.

The Indian, who had entered the contest as world number two, however, saw his rankings dip one place to three.

Mangal Singh was the only other Indian to cross the first round hurdle, getting the better of Indonesian Rahmat Sulistiawan while Viswash and Tarundeep Rai bowed out without any resistance.

In the quarter-final of the individual women's compound category, India's Jhano Hansda lost to Russia's Anna Kazantseva, while Sweety Kumari and Bhagyabati Chanu were shown the door in the second round after they received byes in their first round matches.


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