Jharkhand fetches 3 medals in archery''s team events

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Jamshedpur, Feb 25 (PTI) After a dismal performance inthe individual competitions, host Jharkhand salvaged somepride by winning three medals in the archery teamchampionships of the 34th National Games at the JRD TataSports Complex here today.

SSCB men emerged winner in the Men''s compound round teamchampionship.

Jharkhand comprised CWG gold medallist Deepika Kumar, wholost to Prativa Boro of Assam in the individual recurve finalyesterday, Laxmi Rani Majhi, Rimil Biruli and Seema Verma.

They scored 218 points while the West Bengal team --consisting of Paril Lepcha, International Reena Kumari,Tapashi Mandal and Reshma Banerjee -- finished second at 198points for a silver medal.

Assam -- comprising Prativa Boro, Dipali Boro, BelsriNarzary and Pratima Boro -- had to be content with a bronze at207 points.

Jharkhand men''s recurve team also improved theirperformance in the team championship and their archers AtanuDas, Mangal Singh Champia, Jayant Talukdar and Pawan Xalxoaccumulated 220 points to clinch gold medal.

Priyank, Avinash and Kapi -- representing Uttar Pradesh-- claimed the second place with 212 points while Assam''sSanjay Boro, Hemanta Basumatary, Jiten Narzary and DwimaluBoro scored 217 points and had to be satisfied with a bronze.

The Services Sports Control Board -- L Haridas, Ch.

Jignas, C Srithar and M chinglen Sana -- maintained the leadright from the start today and wrapped the event in its favourscoring 226 points to claim gold.

Andhra Pradesh archers Isajha R Sanam, Ritul Chatterjee,J Rama Rao and Sunendu Roy secured 223 points to earn a silvermedal while Delhi (Abhishek Verma, Vikaksh Sehrawat, BhagwanDas and Aryavart Dabas) bagged bronze scoring 229 points.

Jharkhand''s women compound team (Bheigyabati Chanu, JhanuHansdah, Namita Yadav and Manjudha Soy) scored 218 points towin the gold medal.

Jharkhand was followed by Manipur (Th Geetpa Devi, P LilyChanu, R K Satyapriya Devi and Geetanjali Laisaram) with 212points.

Punjab (Gagandeep Kaur, Sunita Rani, Ramandeep Kaur andRupinder Kaur) secured 218 points to be third for a bronzemedal. Jharkhand''s overall medal tally stands three gold, twosilver and three bronze medals.

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