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Rajib, Namita are Asian junior archery champions


Kolkata : India's Rajib Basumatary and Namita Yadav kept the tricolour flying at the second Asian junior archery championship by winning the individual titles of the boys' recurve and girls' compound bow sections respectively at the Taiwan Archery Range at Taipei Monday.

At the end of the penultimate day of the five-day championship, India's medal haul read three gold medals, one silver and two bronze. India won two gold medals and a bronze Monday, according to a statement here.

On Sunday, India's Abhishek Verma won the boys' individual crown in the compound section.

Basumatary, originally from Assam and now a cadet of the Tata Archery Academy, Jamshedpur, defeated Wei Che Chen of Taiwan with a score of 104 to 101 in the boys' recurve final.

The other Indian Prabhat Kandir, who lost to Basumatary in the semi-finals, took the bronze medal, getting the better of Cheng Weng of Taiwan at 109-106 points.

Junior national champion Namita lived upto her billing to annex the Asian title, quashing the challenge of Delle Threes of Indonesia in the girls' compound final with a score of 111 to 108 points.

India could have won one more bronze medal but M. Rishtha lost to Klam Yan Koon of Hong Kong by 99 to 102 points.