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Archery World Cup: India Women’s Compound Team Gets Silver

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India’s women compound team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Divya Dhayal clinched a silver medal in the ongoing Archery World Cup at Antalya, Turkey on Friday. They put up a tough fight but lost to winners Chinese Taipei by three points, who finished at 231.

Vennam, Kirar and Dhayal lost the first two rounds but attempted a comeback in the third and fourth rounds to claim the second position. India showed a score point of 57, 55, 59 and 57 to sum up a total point to 228 but Chinese Taipei’s 59, 58, 57 and 57 points went ahead in the game. Following the top two spots taken, South Korea performed incredibly and beat hosts Turkey 227-224 and claim the bronze medal.

With this win India got its first silver medal in the World Cups for 2018 and their second medal overall.

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Jyothi Surekha Vennam was also instrumental in the team winning a second medal for India. In the mixed section along with Abhishek Verma, she won a Bronze. The third-seeded mixed pair of Abhishek Verma and Jyothi put up a risky challenge against Belgian duo of Reginald Kools and Sarah Prieels and scored 158-155 in the bronze play-off to add a second medal to India’s tally.

India’s luck in archery at the World Cups stage has always been a little atop. India secured its second and third medal this year after Vennam won bronze in the compound mixed team event with Abhishek Verma in April during the Shanghai World Cup.

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Meanwhile, the recurve women’s team of Deepika Kumari, Promila Daimary and Ankita Bhagat is on the podium to claim bronze. They are up against Chinese Taipei’s Lei Chien-Ying, Peng Chia-Mao and Tan Ya Ting on Saturday.

Feature image Credit: Sportskeeda

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