Big names fail as AAI picks 24 probables for CWG

Kolkata: Asian individual compound champion Isaiah Rajendra Sanam, Chungda Sherpa and Olympian Vardhineni Pranitha (recurve) have failed to make the 24-member probables for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi from October 3-14.

In their selection trials held recently here, youngsters Atanu Das (men’s recurve), cadet world champion Deepika Mahato (women’s recurve), Ritul Chatterjee and Ch Jignas (both men’s compound) and Gagandeep Kaur and Vrushali Gorle (both women’s compound) have qualified, edging out the big names.

The four-day selection trial was attended by 12 top archers in each category, while six made the cut in every section.

The final team in each category will be of three each with the remaing three kept in reserve.

All the international competitions from now onwards, excepting the third Asian Grand Prix at Chinese Taipei, will be selected from a short-list of 24, according to information received from the AAI.

In the trials, Steel Plant Sports Board’s Pranitha finished ninth overall, Andhra Pradesh’s Sanam lost to Jayantilal Nanoma in the tie-breaker and ended seventh, while Sherpa of the Services was ninth.

The probables:

Men, Recurve: 1 Tarundeep Rai (77 pts), 2 Mangal Singh Champia (76 pts), 3 Jayanta Talukdar (73 pts), 4 Rahul Banerjee (62 pts), 5 Kapil Singh (59 pts) and 6 Atanu Das (56 pts).

Compound: 1 C Srither (85 pts), 2 Kh Ratan Singh (68 pts), 3 Ritul Chatterjee (61 pts), 4 Ch Jignas (60 pts), 5 M Chinglensana (58 pts) and 6 Jayantilal Nanoma (57 pts).

Women, Recurve: 1 Dola Banerjee (86 pts), 2 Laishram Bombayla Devi (84 pts), 3 Deepika Kumari (63 pts), 4 Chekrovolu Swuro (61 pts), 5 Rimil Buriuly (57 pts) and 6 Sushma Arya (49 pts).

Compound: 1 Jhano Hansdah (76 pts), 2 Bheigyabati Chanu (69 pts), 3 Sakro Besra (68 pts), 4 Gagandeep Kaur (67 pts), 5 Manjudha Soy (65 pts) and 6 Vrushali Gorle (57 pts).


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