Trisha Deb, Lily Chanu Paonam and Jyothi Surekha Vennam won the silver medal at the World Archery Championships. However, the Indian women’s team lost to Colombia. They went down 228-234 against the world record holder. This was India’s fifth medal at the World Championships and all of them have been silver.
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It is also the first time India won any medal in the compound team archery section at the World Championships.
Individually, both Paonam and Vennam made it to the under top-10 categories in the tournament.
The Indian team scored the highest per-match average in the tournament. Deb, Paonam and Vennam scored 232, 233 and 232 points respectively. They beat Russia, Denmark and Germany in the elimination matches.
Trisha Deb won a bronze in the compound women’s individual event in the Asian Games which boosted India’s tally in archery to three medals.
“We are so proud of ourselves, it’s amazing to make the final,” Paonam said, Hindustan Times reported. Individually, both Paonam and Vennam made it to the under top-10 categories in the tournament. However, Deb finished 17th after losing in the third round.
Paonam is from Imphal, Manipur and started archery in 2003. She made her international debut in 2012. At the age of four, Vennam made it to the Limca Book of Records after crossing the Krishna River three times with a distance of 5 km in three hours, 20 minutes and six seconds. She has won over 70 medals and aims to reach the Olympics. An Arjuna Award winner for her archery skills, she is the youngest person to win this award in South India.
These women sure are remarkable. Congratulations to the winners who keep on making India proud!