It was a disappointing day for Indian archers as none of the Indian teams managed to make the semi-finals in the second stage of the Archery World Cup held in Antalya, Turkey. The men’s recurve team and the women’s compound team were the only ones that secured a place in the quarters while the men’s compound team and the women’s recurve team lost in the pre-quarters.
Tough draw for India at the Archery World Cup
The eighth-seeded women’s compound team of Ramandeep Kaur, Trisha Deb and P Lily Chanu beat ninth seeds Iran 218-215 in the opening match. However, in the quarters, they were up against the mighty Koreans who were the top seeds. The Indian team went down 221-229.
The men’s recurve team of Jayanta Talukdar, Mangal Singh Champia and Viswash faced 14th seeds Colombia in the pre-quarters. The third seeds put up an emphatic display that saw them win the contest 5-1. However, their run came to an end in the last-eight stage against China who won 6-2.
In a major setback, the men’s compound team who grabbed the sixth ranking in qualification rounds, were upset in the first round of the knock-out stages. The team comprising Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Jignas Chittibomma were stunned 228-232 by 11th seeds Denmark. The men’s compound team had earlier won the bronze medal at the Shanghai leg of the Archery World Cup.
13th seeded women’s recurve team of Deepika Kumari, Dola Banerjee and Satbir Kaur were blanked 0-6 by the fourth-seeded team of China in the pre-quarters.
Deepika Kumari will aim for a bronze in the individual competition of women’s recurve archery on Sunday. Sports Rediscovered wishes the star archer all the best for the upcoming medal match.