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Deepika, Tarundeep top the National Archery trials
Sportslogon Team March 15th 2019


Bhubaneswar : Deepika Kumari and Tarundeep Rai emerged as the best women and men archers respectively in the recurve selection trials held at KIIT University ground here on Friday.

Deepika won nine matches to finish number one slot in the ranking round, she bagged 12 points overall.

Bombaya Devi (9.5) and Komalika Bari (8), who tasted success in six contests apiece, were second and third respectively. While fourth to eighth place was grabbed by Preeti (7.5), Sakshi Shitole (7), Promila Daimary (7) and. Anikta Bhakat (7) respectively.

Tarundeep, who topped the ranking round by gathering 11.5 overall points, was second in the round robin one-on-one competition among top 12 . While Atanu Das (11) who was best in round robin, finished in second place. Both won nine of their 12 matches.

Winning five win national champion Pravin Jadhav (9.5) was in third. Atul Verma (8.5), . Jagdish Choudhary (7.5), Vakil Raj Dindor (7), Sukhchain Singh (6.5) and Chaman Singh (4) were placed 4th to bth respectively.

The top four will compete in World Cup I and III, while the bottom four will participate in World Cup II. The top three will take part in the World championships, which is an Olympic qualification event. .
This news was added and updated on : March 15th 2019
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