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Men’s archery team team fails to make Rio cut

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The Indian men’s archery team failed to make the cut for the Rio Games after losing to Malaysia in a shoot-off in the quarterfinals of the final Olympic qualifying tournament here on Thursday.

The top-seeded Indian side, comprising Mangal Singh Champia, Atanu Das and Jayanta Talukdar, defeated host Turkey 5-4 (26-24) in the first round but lost 5-4 (28-27) in the next round to Malaysia.

India, which led 4-2 at one stage, allowed Malaysia to draw level. In the shoot-off, the Malaysians held their nerve to reach the semifinals.

Malaysia beat Germany 6-2 in the bronze medal match to claim a team spot at Rio.

Gold and silver medallists Indonesia and France were the other sides to make it to the Olympics from this event.

Meanwhile in the archery World Cup being held simultaneously, Atanu Das lost 6-0 in the semifinals to Bonchan Ku of South Korea and will meet another Korean Woojin Kim in the bronze medal match of the men’s recurve individual competition.

The Indian women’s recurve and compound teams will also play their bronze medal matches against Italy and Indonesia respectively.

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