Staff Reporter

Bhutan’s archers Kinley Tshering, Lam Dorji and Nima Wangdi played their first match in the individual recurve category at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Pokhara, Nepal yesterday.

They scored 661 points, 637 points and 601 points respectively in the qualification round. Kinley Tshering and Lam Dorji qualified to the next round.

In women’s recurve category yesterday, of the three archers, Karma scored 596 points, and Sonam Dema got 624 points getting through to next round.

Archers shoot six arrows for one round. For one set, archers have to shoot for six rounds and each arrow carries 10 points which accounts for 360 points in a set. For a game, they have to complete two sets which are out of 720 points. Each round is given four minutes.

In the individual compound bow category, Karma Sherub grabbed 665 points and Tandin Dorji with 696 points qualified for next round.

The rules are same for both the categories, but the range for recurve archery is 70 metres and compound is 50 metres. Bhutan archers are competing with archers from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.