India women's compound team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Trisha Deb, P Lily Chanu, Muskan Kirar, Divya Dhayal and Madhumita, has scripted history. The team made a quick jump from the fifth position all the way at the top on Thursday. The archers clinched the World No. 1 spot.
Each member has been instrumental in making her contribution to climb up to the top spot with 342.6 points. The Chinese Taipei team came second with a difference of six points
Excited by the news, Archery Association of India took to Twitter to praise the team for its remarkable achievement.
Compound women team earned top rank in world and created history in #Indian #archery... congratulations to all the team members who worked really hard for getting this position.— ARCHERY ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (@india_archery) July 26, 2018
Congratulations and thanks to each and every person behind this achievement. 🇮🇳🇮🇳 #worldranking pic.twitter.com/9bmo8PvvN4
"Compound women team earned top rank in the world and created history in #Indian #archery... congratulations to all the team members who worked really hard for getting this position. Congratulations and thanks to each and every person behind this achievement. #worldranking", the tweet read.
The team's recent performance in Berlin where they defeated favourites Chinese Taipei to reach the final in a tournament garnered them this significant feat. The Indian women's team now stands at the top of the world rankings. The Indian women team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Divya Dhayal had clinched a silver medal in the Archery World Cup at Antalya in May this year.
With the World Cup win, India got its first silver medal for 2018 and their second medal overall
Expressing happiness, coach Jiwanjot Singh Teja was quoted saying, “Yes we have done that... With the grace of God, our team has jumped to the top rank in the world. Congratulations V Jyothi Surekha, Trisha Deb, P. Lily Chanu, Muskan Kirar, Divya Dhayal and Madhumita for getting this position.”
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