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Indian men’s archery team fails to make cut for Rio Olympics

other sports Updated: Jun 17, 2016 17:30 IST
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India will not have a men’s archery team at the Rio Olympics as it failed to make the cut in the final Olympic Qualifying Tournament.(Representative image: Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

India will not have a men’s archery team at the Rio Olympics as it failed to make the cut in the final Olympic Qualifying Tournament held on the sidelines of the World Cup Stage 3 at the Konyaalti Beach Park in Antalya, Thursday, on Thursday.

The Indian trio of Atanu Das, Jayanta Talukdar and Mangal Singh Champia, who got the top seeding, lost to lower-ranked Malaysia 4-5 in the shoot-off (27-28) in the quarters to be out of Rio reckoning.

Needed to finish among the top three to qualify, India found themselves in a favourable draw of 16 as it toiled past home challengers Turkey 4-5 in the shootoff (28-27).

The team squandered a 2-0 lead to lose to Malaysia in the quarters.

India, however, will be able to compete in the individual men’s recurve as Champia incidentally had grabbed a solitary quota place in the World Championship in July last year.

Champia may miss out on the Rio-bound squad after a separate trial will be held by the Archery Association of India to pick the individual member.

The women’s recurve section however will have a full-strength squad after it had made the cut in Denmark last year.