This Article is From Sep 02, 2009

Indian archers disappoint, fail to enter knockout stage

Indian archers disappoint, fail to enter knockout stage
Kolkata: Indians put up dismal show in the 45th World Archery Championship as both the men and women teams failed to qualify for the knockout stage, at Ulsan, South Korea on Wednesday.

Indian men managed only 4047 points which earned them the 21st place out of 29 countries, while their women counterparts finished last in a 21-strong field with 3891 points in their kitty, a release said.

Only top 16 teams make it to the knockout stage of the tournament.

Compound archers, nowhere near the world standard, found going tough while national champion Chinna Raju Srither, who finished at 48th place in a field of 111, was the best placed Indian.

Srither scored 1359 points, while Jhano Hansdah was the best Indian women occupying 51st place in a field of 83, with 1325 points.

The story was not much different for their compatriots.

Among men Chungda Sherpa (58th) and among women Manjudha Soy (62nd) could not impress.

Youngest Indian Sarikonda Jayalakshmi finished 83rd.