India’s Rajat Chauhan and Laxmirani Majhi continue their medal quest for gold and bronze respectively at the World Archery Championships in Copenhagen.
Rajat Chauhan overcomes 10th seed Cardona
Asian Games gold medalist Rajat Chauhan guaranteed India a medal at the on-going World Archery Championships. Rajat was in dramatic form as he eased past through Colombia’s Camilo Cardona in the semis.
30th seed Rajat Chauhan has already caused a few upsets in the tournament defeating the likes of Aussie Robert Timms after being locked at a score of 145 each in the Round of 16 and Kevin Tataryn of Canada in the quarters. The Indian started off in style and did not give his Colombian counterpart even the slightest chance of making a comeback.
Chauhan handed his 10th seed opponent a hard fought defeat as he took the perfect score of 10 nine times to win the tie 143-138 and set up a final clash against local man Stephen Hansen.
Majhi and Champia impress at World Archery Championships
Laxmirani Majhi also made it to the bronze play-offs. Majhi is not certain of a medal but she put a good show against the top seed Shih-Chia Lin of Taipei losing 6-4. Laxmirani will take on Misun Choi of Korea in her recurve play-offs.
On the other hand, Mangal Singh Champia reached the pre-quarters in the men’s recurve event with an impressive 6-4 win against Spaniard Miguel Alvarino Garcia. He also sealed an Olympic berth for the country with this win.
So a good day for India and one only hopes compound archery is also converted to an Olympic sport soon.