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Indian archers take a bow at SA Games

india Updated: Aug 27, 2006 16:05 IST
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Indian archers underlined their status as regional superpowers by bagging gold in both men's and women's team recurve events at the 10th South Asian Games in Colombo on Saturday.

Jayanta Talukdar, Tarundeep Rai, Rahul Bannerjee and N Ravinder helped India beat Sri Lanka 212-201 in the semifinals before the quartet teamed up to overwhelm Bhutan 220-196 in the final.

Bangladesh got the bronze.

The women's team event also proved to be a one-sided affair with the Indian team of Dola Banerjee, Reena Kumari, Laxmi Rani Majhi and Sushma trouncing Bangladesh 200-163 in the semifinals before beating Bhutan 211-192 in the final.

The bronze was won by the Sri Lankan eves.

Dola Banerjee and Jayanta Talukdar had won the individual recurve gold in the two all-Indian finals on Friday.