Indian archery squad named for World Cups

Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai were dropped for poor form from the archery squad named for the World Cup III and IV Tuesday, according to the Archery Association of India.

The duo had put up a below-par performance in the 46th World Archery Championship which concluded in Turin (Italy) Sunday.

In a press release, AAI secretary general P.N. Mukherjee said the two would, however, get a chance to appear in the trials for the 17th Asian Archery Championship in September.

He also said the women's recurve team, consisting of Deepika Kumari, L. Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro, and Jayanta Talukdar who earned India Olympic quota places, would participate in all international tournaments from now onward.

The AAI also released the teams for the World Cup Stage II (Ogden, August 1-6) and Stage IV (Shanghai, September 5-10). Two youngsters, Atanu Das and Prativa Bora, have been included in the squads.

The Indian squad returned from Turin Tuesday morning and was given a warm welcome at the SAI, Eastern Centre.

The contingent:

Recurve men: Jayanta Talukdar (SPSB), Thupuvoyi Swuro (Nagaland), Atanu Das (SPSB) and Vishwas (Services). Women: Deepika Kumari (SPSB), L. Bombayla Devi (Railways), Chekrovolu Swuro (Nagaland) and Prativa Boro (Assam).

Compound men: C. Srither, Ch. Jignas (both Services), Ritul Chatterjee (AP) and Kh. Ratan Singh (Services). Women: Jhano Hansdah (Jharkhand), Gagandeep Kaur (Punjab), Manjudha Soy and Namita Yadav (both Jharkhand).


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