Jhanu Hansda and Mangal Singh Champai win Bronze Medals

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Jamshedpur, Sep 18 (UNI) Jharkhand archers Jhanu Hansda and Mangal Singh Champai bagged bronze medals in the women's compound and men's recurve sections respectively in the 15th Asian Archery Championship now being held at Xian, China, Jharkhand Archery Association (JAA) sources said here today.

The JAA quoting Vijay Kumar Malhotra, president Archery Association of India (AAI) said Mangal won the bronze medal in the recurve category defeating Amano Ryato of Japan with a score of 116 vs 110 points.

Earlier, Mangal defeated Nazzrin Aizad in the 1/16th elimination with a score of 111 vs 107 points. He defeated Kuo Chang of Taipei in the pre-quarter finals with a score of 114 vs 110 points and then defeated Xuo Haifeng of China in the quarter finals with a margin of 114 and 110 points.

Mangal lost out to Pak Kyo Moon of Korea in the semi-finals with a score of 112 vs 114 points.

In the women's compound round Jhanu won the bronze medal in the match against Siti Aisah of Malaysia with a score of 110 vs 108 points.

Earlier, Jhanu defeated her fellow team mate Bhegyabati Chanu with a score of 12 vs 11 points, but she lost out to Jennifer Chen of Phillipines the top seeded archer with a score of 108 vs 11 points for silver.

Mangal previously won a bronze medal at the Doha Asian games. Jhanu Hansda also won the Asian Championship in 2005 and also the Comonwealth championship in 2006. She also won the silver medal at the World Cup in 2006.

Ace archer Arjuna awardee Jayant Talukdar went till the quarter finals and slot out to Amano Ryato of Japan with a score of 113 vs 106 points.

All other archers lost out in the pre-quarter finals.


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