Indian archers produced some stunning results in the qualifying round of the 18th Asian archery championship in Chinese Taipei on Wednesday.

After a poor World championship at Belek Antalya a few months back, the Indians excelled in the women’s recurve and men’s and women’s compound events at the Continental meet.

The Indian recurve men left some room for improvement though. The recurve qualification was held over two 70m rounds of 72 arrows, while the compound event was held over two 50m rounds of 72 arrows.

Rahul Banerjee out

In the individual elimination, Rahul Banerjee was a first round casualty while all other Indians moved into the second round without much trouble.

The scores: Recurve: Qualifying rounds: Men’s individual: 10. Jayanta Talukdar (657); 16. Tarundeep Rai (652); 17. Kapil (650); 28. Rahul Banerjee (629). Team: 4. India 1958.

Women: 3. Deepika Kumari (664); 8. L. Bombayla Devi (650); 13. Dola Banerjee (636); 17. Chekrovolu Swuro (633). Team: 3. India (1950). Mixed team: 3. India (Deepika and Talukdar) 1320.

Compound: Qualifying rounds: Men’s individual: 3. Abhishek Verma (698); 4. Kh. Ratan Singh (697); 9. Sandeep Kumar (691); 13. Rajat Chauhan (685). Team: 1. India (2086).

Women: 1. P. Lily Chanu (691); 7. V. Jyothi Surekha (678); 10. Trisha Deb (676); 16. Jhano Hansdah (665). Mixed team: 1. India (Lily and Verma) 1389.

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