Indian Women Archery Team : Indian women’s recurve archery team after failing to qualify for the Olympics 2020, bounced back to its good form and made it to the final round of archery World Cup stage 3 on June 25.
The team of three, Ankita Bhakat, Komolika Bari and Deepika Kumari, after losing to Colombia on Sunday lost the Olympic qualification for their team. They were able to defeat the sixth-ranking team of France by 6-2 in the semi-finals.
The team was earlier won the first stage of the World Cup in Guatemala in April. They will face Mexico on coming Sunday in repeat for the first stage.
Deepika Kumari who has already won two gold medals is likely to grab her third and make a hat- trick. She had made it to mixed pair finals with her husband Atanu Das and is currently in semi-finals on individual level. Deepika Kumari is a World No. 3 archery player.
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The Indian women’s team, which is second-seeded, got defeated in the second round. Later they defeated the Spain, 15th seed, before winning against Turkey by 6-0 in quarterfinals. With their match against France, the trio made scores 57, 57, 54, 57 in the last four stage to beat the team of Lisa Barbelin, Angeline Cohendet and Audrey Adiceom.
On the other hand, the men’s team, consisting of Pravin Jadhav, Atanu Das and Tarundeeo Rai lost their last-eight match against Germany which is a top seed team.
The team was at 2-0 lead but Moritz Wieser, Florian Unruh and Maximillian Weckmueller of Germany defeated them in the second and third set and were leading with 4-2. Then Das and team won the fourt set by two points, then the German team bounced back and defeated the Indians by shooting three 9s against the trio’s 8,9 and 9. They won by just one point.