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Asian Games : Indian women’s archery team in quarter-finals


Jakarta : The Indian women’s compound archery team qualified second for the Asian Games quarter-finals, pipped by powerhouse Korea in the ranking round, here on Wednesday.

India were already through to the quarters with a first-round bye and today’s round only decided the placement of the teams in the draw based on their rankings.

India ended up in the bottom half with Korea in the upper half.

Jyoti Sureka Vennam was the star of the show, grabbing the second spot in the individual rankings. Jyoti finished with 706 points, just one less than top-ranked Yinsuhan Chen of Taipei. Muskan Kiran finished ninth with 691 points while Madhumita Kumari was 11th with 689. Trisha Deb managed 683 points, which placed her 19th.

The Indian team tallied 2085 points behind Korea, which created a Games record of 2105. The quarter-finals are scheduled to be held on Sunday.

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