London: Indian women archers started their campaign on a disappointing note as they came up with a ninth place finish at the women's archery team competition in the ranking round held at the Lord's Cricket Ground here on Friday.

The Indian women comprising world number one Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Swuro Chekrovolu shot a combined score of 1938 (662+651+625) to finish ahead of Italy, Britain and Ukraine, who took up places from 10 to 12.

Korea came up with a combined score of 1993 to top the ranking round, followed by United States (1979) and Chinese Taipei (1976).

In the individual competition, Deepika was placed at the eighth spot after scoring 662. The Indian had scored 327 in the first half to be ranked 18th, but she recovered well to be ranked second in the second half after scoring 335.

Bombayla's score of 651 (327+324) helped her to rank as the next best Indian at the 22nd spot, while Chekrovolu finished at the 50th place after scoring 625 (309+316).

Korea's KI Bo Bae and Lee Sung Jin took the first two places after coming up with identical scores of 671, while Tan Ya-Ting of Chinese Taipei was placed third.


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