India women's compound team clinch silver at Archery World Cup; mixed-pair of Abhishek Verma and Jyothi win bronze
India opened its account with a silver and a bronze medal in the compound section of the ongoing second stage of the Archery World Cup Stage II.
Antalya: India opened its account with a silver and a bronze medal in the compound section of the ongoing second stage of the Archery World Cup Stage II on Friday.
India's women compound team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Divya Dhayal recovered from a poor start to lose to their Chinese Taipei opponents by three points to settle for a silver.
Later in the evening session, the third-seeded mixed pair of Abhishek Verma and Jyothi prevailed over Belgian duo of Reginald Kools and Sarah Prieels 158-155 in the bronze play-off to add a second medal to India's tally.
The recurve women's team of Deepika Kumari, Promila Daimary and Ankita Bhakat are also in the hunt for a bronze medal when they take on Chinese Taipei's Lei Chien-Ying, Peng Chia-Mao and Tan Ya-Ting on Saturday.
The men's recurve team, on the other hand, continued their poor outing and exited in the first round.
Earlier in the day, on the rain-swept beach here, Lin Ming-Ching, Chen Yi-Hsuan and Chen Li Ju almost had the match wrapped up in the second end when India failed to find the 10 ring for five out of six shots, putting them five points behind, 117-112.
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Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam claimed the top honours in compound mixed pair event to fetch India's lone gold at the 21st Asian Archery Championships, which ended with the country picking up seven medals in all.
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The star Indian mixed pair duo of Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam, who stood fourth in the ranking round, started off with a one-point lead but thereafter it was a story of Colombian dominance. The Indians went down by a four-point margin (150-154).