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Women finish third, to face Kazakhstan

Rimil Buriuly and Dola Banerjee ensured a third place finish for the Indian women’s recurve team at the World Cup archery (Stage IV) FITA round at Shanghai on Thursday.

other Updated: Aug 06, 2009 23:34 IST

Rimil Buriuly and Dola Banerjee ensured a third place finish for the Indian women’s recurve team at the World Cup archery (Stage IV) FITA round at Shanghai on Thursday.

World champion Korea and Russia took the first two spots.

The Indian trio, also including rookie Pratima Boro, netted a total score of 3974 points to be placed behind Korea (4100) and Russian Federation (4007).

India will meet 14th-ranked Kazakhstan in the first round of the team elimination on Saturday.

The 18-year-old Rimil from Jamshedpur was the toast of the Indian team, as she totalled 1344 points to take the sixth slot.

Junior international and a team silver medal winner at the 2008 youth world championship in Turkey, Rimil came into the senior side early this year as the fourth member and travelled to Dominican Republic for the first World Cup.

Veteran Dola Banerjee was placed 11th overall with a score of 1331 and the Railway employee emerged the fifth best in the 30m distance scoring 353.

Boro failed to live up to her potential and finished 31st with a total of 1299.