7 February 2007
The Bhutanese women’s archery team won a bronze medal in the Women’s Recurve Team event at the recently concluded 1 st Asian Grand Archery Tournament in Bangkok. The tournament was a World Ranking tournament organized by the National Archery Association of Thailand and was held from 1-6 February 2007. The women’s team consisted of Dorji Dema, Kipa and Sherab Zangmo.
The Bhutanese team (ranked 7 in the ranking round) defeated Singapore 184-140 in the 1/8 elimination round. In the quarterfinals, they met India (ranked 2 in the ranking round) who they beat 204-180. In the semi-finals, however, they lost to Malaysia 195-205 and failed to make it to the finals. In the bronze medal match, they met Iran who they beat 196-194 to claim the bronze medal. The gold was won by Japan and the silver went to Malaysia. The competition saw a total of 11 countries taking part in the Women’s Recurve event.
The Men’s team was knocked out by Indonesia 199-203 in the 1/8 Elimination round.
All about 15th Doha Asian Games 2006
The 15th Asian Games is going to be held from Dec 1 – Dec15, 2006 in Doha, Qatar. This is the first time, the country is going to organize Asian Games and for the second time Asian Games will be held in West Asia since Tehran, Iran in 1974 in the 7th Asian Games. Though this event is a regional event, it has a great attraction worldwide and is one of the mostly observed multi-sports events in the world. Asian Games are held in every four year traditionally.
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