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Archery tiol Ranking Fils concludes in Shillong

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Staff Correspondent

Shillong, Jan 4: Deepika Kumari suffered an upset when she was beaten to the gold medal in the Senior Women’s Recurve fil of the tiol Ranking Fils by Laxmirani Majhi at First Ground, Polo, here today.

Jharkhand’s Kumari took the first set, but lost the second, third and fifth, with a tie in the fourth, giving Majhi (RSPB) the gold medal.

In the men’s event Atanu Das (PSPB) took first place comfortably over Mangal Singh Champia (RSPB) in the afternoon fil.

The tiol Rankings Fils acted as a test event for the upcoming South Asian Games and proceedings went smoothly over the two-day event. The competition was intense as 96 of the cream of India’s archers took to the field of play, which witnessed sunny, slightly windy conditions.

Satbir Kaur (RSPB) took the bronze medal in the women’s senior recurve, with Atul Verma (SSCB) coming third in the men’s event.

Rajat Chauhan of Rajasthan, meanwhile, came first in the Senior Men’s Compound event, followed by Abhishek Verma (Delhi) and Sarvesh Pareer (Rajasthan) in second and third places, respectively. Swati Dudhwal (Rajasthan), Trisha Deb (Punjab) and P Lily Chanu (Manipur) came first, second and third, respectively, in the corresponding women’s event.

The awards distribution ceremony followed the day’s fils, with prizes (including cash awards) distributed to the top archers and coaches by Meghalaya State Olympic Association working president John Kharshiing, South Asian Games (Shillong) CEO RK Sharma, SAG (Shillong) Joint CEO Freddy R Kharkongor, besides officials from the Archery Association of India, Archery Association of Meghalaya and Archery Association of Assam.

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