Asian Games: India's Women Recurve Archers Lose Bronze Playoff

The performance of the Indian recurve archers at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon is in sharp contrast to the brilliant show of the compound archers.

Updated: September 28, 2014 08:45 IST
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Indian recurve archer Deepika Kumari at the Asian Games.

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Incheon: India's recurve archers will return empty-handed from the 17th Asian Games after the women's team lost to Japan in the bronze medal playoff by a solitary point here on Sunday.

The trio of Deepika Kumari, L Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi went down to Japan in a shoot-off after both the teams were tied at 217 at the end of regulation sets.

In the shoot-off, the Japanese team edged past the Indians 27-26 to grab the bronze medal. (Day 9 Updates)

It was a thoroughly disappointing performance by the recurve archers given that they had won a silver and two bronze medals at the event's previous edition.

Dipika was, in fact, part of the bronze-winning women's team of the 2010 Games in Guangzhou.

The performance is in sharp contrast to the brilliant show of the compound archers. The men's compound team bagged a gold while Abhishek Verma added an individual silver to that.

The women's compound team fetched a bronze before Trisha Deb also grabbed an individual bronze.

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