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India, England bag two recurve gold medals each

Indian teams easily won both recurve gold medals to match England's efforts in the compound section on the third day of the International archery test event for the Commonwealth Games at the Yamuna Sports Complex here on Thursday.

After settling for lesser medals in the compound section, the Indian men and women easily defeated Malaysia in the two team finals of the recurve category.

The trio of Kapil, Mangal Singh Champia and Tarundeep Rai won 218-211 against their Malaysian counterparts while Dola Banerjee, Rimil Buruily and Bombayala Devi Laishram contributed to India's easy 204-190 win.

In the compound final, the Indian ladies lost narrowly to England following a tie-shoot after the teams were tied at 222. The tie was broken with England shooting a perfect 30 against India's 25.

Earlier, the Indian men who lost to England by just a point in the compound semifinal, settled for the bronze medal after a comfortable triumph over Wales.

The results (team championship): Men: Recurve: Final: India (Kapil, Mangal Singh Champia and Tarundeep Rai) 218 beat Malaysia (Chu Sian Cheng, Fazu Hisham Fauzi and Ariff Farhan Ibrahim Putra) 211; Third place: England 210 bt Scotland 203; Semifinals: India 213 bt England 190; Malaysia 202 bt Scotland 192.

Compound: Final: England 232 bt Malaysia 229; Third place: India (I. Rajender Sanam, Chungda Sherpa, Chinnaraju Srither) 224 beat Wales (Malcolm Rees, Andew Rose and Roger Winnett) 205; Semifinals: Malaysia 225 bt Wales 217; England 226 bt India 225.

Women: Recurve: Final: India (Dola Banerjee, Rimil Buruily and Bombayala Devi Laishram) 204 beat Malaysia (Anbarasi Subramanium, Noor Aziera Taip and Beatic Wong Zhai) 190; Third place: Singapore 190 bt Wales 183; Semifinals: India 205 bt Singapore 168; Malaysia 193 bt Wales 153.

Compound: final: England (Andrea Noelle Gales, Nicola Jane Hunt and Nichola Rae Simpson) 222 (30) beat India (Vrushali Gorle, Gagandeep Kaur and Namita Yadav) 222 (25); Third place: Malaysia 217 bt Scotland 209; Semifinals: England 219 bt Malaysia 214; India 221 bt Scotland 211.

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