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Olympic berth for Jayanta

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KOLKATA, July 8 � Jayanta Talukdar earned an Olympic quota place from the men�s individual recurve event of the Archery World Championship at Turin, in Italy today, reports PTI.

Seeded fifth in the elimination round, Talukdar got a bye to reach round three where he beat 28th ranked Antti Tekoniemi (Finland) 6-4, thus booking a London 2012 berth.

Talukdar was one of the eight individuals to win a quota place in the men�s section, according to information received here.

The Indian women�s trio of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro have already earned three quota places, thus a total of four berths have already been confirmed for the archers.

However, Talukdar went down to 44th ranked Jeff Henckels of Luxembourg 5-6 in the next round to see his title hopes go in vain.

After sharing five sets, the match went into one-arrow tie-break in which Talukdar lost 9-10.

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Olympic berth for Jayanta

KOLKATA, July 8 � Jayanta Talukdar earned an Olympic quota place from the men�s individual recurve event of the Archery World Championship at Turin, in Italy today, reports PTI.

Seeded fifth in the elimination round, Talukdar got a bye to reach round three where he beat 28th ranked Antti Tekoniemi (Finland) 6-4, thus booking a London 2012 berth.

Talukdar was one of the eight individuals to win a quota place in the men�s section, according to information received here.

The Indian women�s trio of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro have already earned three quota places, thus a total of four berths have already been confirmed for the archers.

However, Talukdar went down to 44th ranked Jeff Henckels of Luxembourg 5-6 in the next round to see his title hopes go in vain.

After sharing five sets, the match went into one-arrow tie-break in which Talukdar lost 9-10.

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