Paris. Indian archers Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam sealed their second medal for the country as they advanced to the final of the World Cup stage three here on Friday.
The trio of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhagat and Simranjit Kaur secured their first medal by reaching the finals of the recurve women’s team event on Thursday. The compound mixed pair of Verma and Jyoti defeated Estonia’s Robin Jatma and Lisel Jatma 156-151 in a one-sided match of the semi-finals.
After receiving a bye in the last-16, the third-seeded Indian pair began their campaign in the pre-quarterfinals by beating Puerto Rico by an impressive eight-point margin (158-150). The Indian pair faced a tough challenge from El Salvador’s Roberto Hernandez and Sofia Page in the last-eight. Due to which the result of this match came out from the shoot-off. In difficult situations, Verma and Jyoti maintained their concentration and won the shoot-off after a final score of 155–155 (19–19).
The Indian recurve mixed pair of Tarundeep Rai and Ankita Bhagat, however, suffered a shoot-off loss to lower-ranked Kazakhstan in the first round. The Indian pair could not maintain a 4-2 lead. In the shoot-off, Rai and Ankita scored nine points each while the rival shooters scored 10-10. Ankita was given a chance in place of Deepika in this competition. Deepika had a disappointing performance in the qualification.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 24, 2022, 19:17 IST