Talukdar qualifies


Otherwise, it was a disappointing day for the Indians in the individual recurve section, with none making it beyond the pre-quarterfinals of a tournament billed as the last competition before the 45th World Championship in South Korea in early September.

Talukdar accumulated 45 points to lead Simon Terry of Great Britain (43 points) and Romain Girouille of France (36) into the finals that promises the winner $20,000.

The tenth-ranked Talukdar failed to see eye to eye with World champion Im Dong Hyun of Korea and went down 105-114. Seeded 18th, Banerjee fell to second-seeded Korean Lee Chang-Hwan 107-113. Eight-seeded Romain Girouille of France beat 24th-ranked Champia 108-106.

In the women’s section, Rimil Buriuly lost in the pre-quarterfinals while Dola, struggling to find form and consistency, fell in the second round. Rookie Pratima Boro and Reena Kumari lost in the opening rounds to complete the side’s tale of woe.

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