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Deepika, men's recurve team in World Cup final

Source: PTI
May 04, 2012 21:13 IST
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On a good day for India, promising archer Deepika Kumari and the men's recurve team sailed into the finals of the Archery World Cup Stage 2 at Antalya in Turkey, on Friday.

Deepika defeated Chinese Taipei's Lin Chia-En 6-1 in the semi-finals in the individual recruve event and will play Korea's Lee Sung Jin in the Saturday's summit clash.

The men's recurve team, comprising Rahul Banerjee, Jayanta Talukdar and Tarundeep Rai defeated Korea 225-224 in the semi-finals.

They will play Great Britain in the final.

The women's team, comprising Laishram Bombayla Devi, Chekrovolu Swuro and Deepika Kumari, went down to Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals at 210-223.

Both the Indian compound teams lost in the quarter-finals. The men went down to the US 232-234 while the women lost to Italy 223-232.

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 later on Friday.

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

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