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Siblings Proud to be in Indian archery team

The brother-sister duo of Dola and Rahul Banerjee, regular members of the Indian archery side for close to six years, have said that they were immensely proud to represent the country together and hoped their best would come in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

other Updated: Sep 11, 2010 01:55 IST

The brother-sister duo of Dola and Rahul Banerjee, regular members of the Indian archery side for close to six years, have said that they were immensely proud to represent the country together and hoped their best would come in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

The Indian men's recurve trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Tarundeep Rai and Rahul recently won the World Cup Stage IV gold in Shanghai with a record 224 score, highest so far by the men's side. The women's team of Dola, Deepika Kumari and Laishram Bombayla Devi, which had won silver in the World Cup Stage III at Ogden (USA), bowed out in the initial round.

However, Rahul's elder sister Dola made the cut for the World Cup final to be held in Edinburgh on September 18-19.

"It is a great feeling. It gives us immense pride that we both are in the top group of Indian archers. It's a big achievement," said Dola.

"Rahul has matured. He along with Talukdar, Champia and Tarundeep, has been in the top tier for sometime now," she said.