Manipur girls land top honours in National Games archery

Jamshedpur, Feb 22 (PTI) Manipur girls dominated theindividual and team championships, grabbing the gold medals inthe 34th National Games'' archery competition at the JRD TataSports complex here today.

While the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) won themen''s team championship, Assam clinched the gold in the men''sindividual event.

K Prabhahini Devi of Manipur won three straight sets andgathered six points to claim the first place while hostJharkhand''s Jayalaxmi Laguri finished second with four setpoints win. She had to be satisfied with a silver medal.

Th Ishembi Devi of Manipur bagged bronze.

Manipur archers also won bronze medals in the men andwomen''s individual as well as men''s team championship,

The Manipur team -- comprising Th Ishembi Devi, KPrabhahini Devi, M Sanjita Devi and S Nirmala Devi -- scored atotal 212 points to be first in the team championship whilethe Assam combination of Kamini Boro, Pallabi Boro, AnimaBasumatary and Anjali Brahma scored 184 points to grab thesilver.

Jharkhand archers Tulsi Hembrom, Sukhmati Purty, LakhiMandal and Layalaxmi finished third.

In the men''s team event, SSCB archers A Suraj Singh,Sunil Oraon, P G Mandal and Vikram Singh maintained the leadfrom the beginning before they wrapped up with 217 points toclaim the gold medal.

SSCB was followed by Tripura, who had total 207 points,and Manipur 206.

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