Indian women win bronze in archery world cup

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 22:06

Kolkata: The Indian women`s team of Laishram Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari and Chekrovolu Swuro has won a bronze medal in the recurve team event of the Archery World Cup Stage II in Antalya, Turkey.

According to information received here, the Indian trio defeated their Ukraine opponents 206-197 in the bronze medal play-off on Monday.
For Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Deepika, this is the second medal of the tournament, having won a silver in mixed pair event along with Jayanta Talukdar.

The Indian trio held the upper hand against Ukraine`s Victoriya Koval, Nina Mylchenko and Lidia Sichenikova right from the first end.

The Ukrainian team was the winner in Porec 2010.

Due to Monday`s showing, India finished fourth, having won two medals - one silver and a bronze.

USA (five gold, one silver and one bronze), Korea (2-2-2) and Iran (1-2-0) took the first three spots.


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First Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 22:06

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