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India at the Beijing Olympics

August 24, 2008
In archery, the trio of L Bombayla Devi, Dola Banerjee and Pranitha Vardhineni did enough to ensure that the women's team, courtesy a sixth place finish in the ranking rounds, got a bye in the first round. However, they lost 211-206 to China in the quarter-finals.

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  • Dola Banerjee: Lost in the individual event to Marie-Pier Beaudet of Canada over a tie-breaker after both were level at 109.

    Pranitha Vardhineni: Her campaign in the individual event ended when she went down 99-106 to Kwon Un Sil of Korea in a pre-quarter-final match.

    Bombayala Devi: Went down to Iwona Marcinkiewicz of Poland inn the individual section, the latter winning 103-101 after a tense battle.

    Mangal Singh Champia: Sizzled in the ranking round, finishing second overall, but failed to replicate his form in pre-quarter-finals of the men's individual section. Lost narrowly to Russia’s Bair Badenov 109-108.

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