Fri, 21 Mar 2003

Central Java leads in archery event

JAKARTA: Central Java won seven of the 10 gold medals on offer in the traditional events to take the lead in the National Archery Championship here on Thursday.

The Central Javanese have collected eight golds to leave their rival East Kalimantan, which dominated the FITA round competition on the opening day, in a distant with five golds. Central Kalimantan remains in third place with three golds.

The traditional event, which has men's and women's 50 meter, 40 meter and 30 meter classes, is played with the archers being seated while aiming at the target.

The other three golds went to South Kalimantan (2) and West Java (1). The archers will round off their participation in the competition with the national event on Friday. --JP