Indian archers confident before Archery World Cup Grand Final

Last Updated: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 21:40

Kolkata: Indian archery team, comprising
Jayanta Talukdar, Dola Banerjee and Deepika Kumari, is
confident of producing good results in the Archery World Cup
Grand final in Edinburgh to be held on September 18 and 19.

The trio will leave for United Kingdom on Tuesday along
with coach Purnima Mahato.

Talukdar, currently ranked five and a bronze medallist in
the recently concluded World Cup championship at Sanghai, said
"I hope we would be able to live up to the expectation in this
championship as well."

Talukdar will meet Michelle Farngilli of Italy in the
first round.

Dola Banerjee, currently 10th in the world ranking,
echoed Talukdar`s view.

"This competition would be an ideal opportunity for us to
sharpen our skill before the Commonwealth Games as we would be
competing against the best archers in the world."

Dola in the first round will have to take on higher
ranked Mospinek Justyna of Poland.

This is the first time India will be represented by three
participants in the world event.

Secretary of Archery Association of India, Paresh
Mukherjee said he was confident that India would put up a very
good show and win a number of medals including golds in the
forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

Beside Dola and Deepika, Bombayla Devi will feature in
the Indian women Recurve team for Commonwealth Games, while
the men team in this event would consist of Talukdar, Rahul
Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai.

Those who would represent India in the Compound event
include Srithar, Jijnas and Ritul Chatterjee (Men) and Jhanu
Hansda, Bhagyabati Chanu and Gaganjit Kaur (women).
All these twelve archers would also compete in the
individual events in the Commonwealth Games, Mukherjee added.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 21:40

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