Olympic archery: Indian men’s team knocked out

July 28th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS  

London, July 28 (IANS) Indian archers bowed out of the men’s team event at the London Olympics after losing to Japan in the tie-breaker here Saturday.

Both teams were tied at 214-214 after the stipulated four rounds in the opening elimination round at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

The Japanese team comprising Yu Ishizu, Hideki Kikuchi and Takaharu Furukaw held their nerves to shoot two tens and a nine in the shoot-out. In reply, the Indian trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai could manage 27 points by shooting three nines.

India finished last out of 12 teams in the ranking round Friday while Japan were fifth.

The women’s outfit of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayala Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro play their eliminator against Denmark Sunday.

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