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Olympics: Archer Kumari replaces Swuro

May 10, 2008 20:43 IST

The Archery Association of India, on Saturday, finalised a four-member squad for the Beijing Olympics drafting in Reena Kumari in place of the out-of-form Chekrovolu Swuro.

Swuro, part of the Indian women's side at the Leipzig World Cup team championship, lost out in a trial to Kumari at the Sports Authority of India campus.

The trial was held to give Swuro, who had not been in her elements of late, a last opportunity to make the cut for the Olympics.

Kumari gained an Olympic berth by finishing first in the trial, where Swuro managed only a fourth spot.

The three-member womens' team also includes Dola Baerjee and L Bombaila Devi.

India had earned three women's quota for the Beijing Olympics at Leipzig.

Mangal Singh Champia, who earned a continental quota for the Olympics from the Asian Championship at China's Xi'an, would be the sole men's reprentative at the quadrennial showpiece.

The AAI also announced teams for the season's third and the fourth World Cup competitions.

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