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Indian archers make it to the last four

Indian archers make it to the last four New Delhi: The Indian archers enjoyed a field day as both men's and women's archery teams made it to the semi-finals of the recurve and compound sections at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

The men's team, comprising Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai, will meet a strong Australian side for a place in the title round on October 8.

The women's team, consisting of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Dola Banerjee, are pitted against Malaysia in the semi-finals on the same date.

England and Malaysia will meet in the other semi-final of the men's event while English women will meet Canada in their last four clash.

India beat Srilanka 213-205 in the men?s quarterfinal match.

In other matches, Australia defeated Canada 218-216 points; Malaysia beat Bangladesh 218-201 and England outplayed Cyprus 218-209.

In the women's section, India and England, the top two seeds, got a bye into the semifinals in a six-team competition. In other quarterfinal matches, Malaysia defeated Singapore 205-200 and Canada shocked Australia 205-201.

In the men's first round results, Srilanka beat Scotland 199-197, Bangladesh beat Mauritius 218-176 and Cyprus outpointed Northern Ireland 216-213.

Indian team also made it to the semifinals of the compound section and will play South Africa.

The Indian men's team, comprising Ritul Chatterjee, Ch. Jignas and C. Srither, defeated New Zealand in the quarterfinals 226-225 and outplayed Trinidad & Tobago 224-219 in the pre-quarterfinals.

The other semifinal will be between England and Australia.

The women's side, consisting of Bheigyabati Chanu, Jhano Hansdah and Gagandeep Kaur, will play top seed Canada in the ladies semifinals. India managed to overcome Australia 227-220 in the quarterfinals. The other semifinal game will be between England and Malaysia.

In other quarterfinal matches, Canada beat Wales 223-222; Malaysia beat Scotland 227-216 and England beat New Zealand 227-221.


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Sonali Chander
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Shera, the official mascot for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, is an anthropomorphised tiger. His name has been derived the Hindi word for Lion - "Sher". In colloquial lanugage, Sher is used for both lion and tiger. The mascot represents the modern Indian, proud of his nation's ancient heritage and a fierce competitor but with integrity and honesty.