34th National Games - Archery
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, February 21-25, 2011
Borgayary, Prabhahini are Indian Round champions
Kansai Borgayary of Assam and K. Prabhahini Devi of Manipur are the new Indian Round National Games champions.
The Services men's team and the Manipur women's team emerged the team championship on Wednesday at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur.
Borgayary defeated A. Suraj Singh of Services in the men's individual final for the gold medal. N. Subashchandra of Manipur beat Rohit Singh of Bihar for the bronze medal.
Prabhahini outshot Jharkhand's Jayalaxmi Laguri 6-4 for the women's gold medal. Th. Ishembi Devi of Manipur took the bronze medal at the expense of Meena Kumari of Delhi.
The Services men's team, comprising A. Suraj Singh, Sunil Oraon, P. G. Mandal and Vikram Singh, won the men's team gold medal defeating Tripura 217-207. Manipur ended third.
In the ladies' team final, Manipur, consisting of Ishembi, Prabhahini and Sanjita, overpowered Assam 212-184 points. Jharkhand ended third.
The 34th National Games archery competition opens
The 34th National Games archery competition opened at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Monday with Indian round events.
For the first time the Archery Association of India (AAI) introduced two 50m events as qualifying rounds in place of 50m and 30m distances. This changed the whole gamut of the sport. The AAI also introduced set score system in the Olympic round as practised in modern archery.
The only old system remained in the competition was the 50m distance which saw both the men's and women's records being improved.
Sunil Oraon of Services accumulated 337 out of 360 points to improve upon the previous record of 322 points by Ajay Damal of Services set at Guwahati in 2007. Similarly, the ladies' side also saw a new mark with Anima Basumatary of Assam scoring 319 out of 360 which improved B. Lucy Devi's 2007 mark of 312.
The two-round total of 661 by Sanjay Rai of Maharashtra is the new mark for overall score in the men's section and Anima Basumatary's 624 points is the new overall record in the women's category.
Similarly, the men's team total of 1946 by Services and women's team total of 1850 points by Assam will be the new records.
Final stages were reached in the individual championship. Konsai Borgayary of Assam will take on A. Suraj Singh of Services in the menís gold medal match. Rohit Singh of Bihar and N. Subhaschandra of Manipur will clash in the bronze medal play-off.
In the women's section, K. Prabhahimi Devi of Manipur will clash with Jayalaxmi of Jharkhand in the gold medal game. Meena Kumari of Delhi will challenge Th. Ishembi Devi of Manipur in the bronze medal play-off.
Indian round men's qualification:
1. Sanjay Rai (Mah) 329 + 332 = 661
2. Tarak Chaudhury (Ben) 327+333=660
3. N. Subhaschandra (Mnp) 321+336=657.
1. Anima Basumatary (Asm) 305+319=624
2. Pallabi Boro (Asm) 308+307= 615
3. Th. Ishembi Devi (Mnp) 311+301= 612.
Team, men: 1. Services 1946, 2. Bihar 1953, 3. Tripura 1928.
Women: 1. Assam 1850, 2. Manipur 1821, 3. Jharkhand 1781.