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Indian women archers win World Cup silver

The Indian women's 'compound' team has clinched the silver medal, while Jayant Talukdar entered the men's semi-finals at the ongoing first archery World Cup in Porec, Croatia.

india Updated: May 12, 2006 22:19 IST

The Indian women's 'compound' team has clinched the silver medal, while Jayant Talukdar entered the men's semi-finals at the ongoing first archery World Cup in Porec, Croatia.

According to a statement from Sanjeeva Singh, secretary of the Jharkhand Archery Association and a former India archer, the Indian women's team, comprising Jhanu Hansda, Sakro Besra Manjudha Soy, lost to France 212/240-214/240 points in the final.

The Indians had earlier defeated the US 220/240-218/240 points in the semi-final and had beaten Italy 217-215 points in the quarterfinals.

In the men's section, Talukdar will be fighting against Marco Galiazzo of Italy in the first semi-final on Saturday.

Earlier, the Indian men's and women's 'recurve' team have lost out in the 1/8th elimination to Brazil and Great Britain respectively.

About 350 archers from 27 countries are participating in the World Cup that started on Tuesday. The meet concludes on Saturday.

First Published: May 12, 2006 22:19 IST