On a day when Abhishek Verma took gold in the Archery World Cup, his compatriots in the recurve mixed team had to settle for silver, losing to the Mexican pair of Aida Roman and Juan Rene Serrano 5-1.
The Indian mixed pair of Deepika Kumari and Mangal Singh Champia were forced to settle for a draw as the Mexican pair overwhelmed them with a comfortable 5-1 win . India thus concludes its campaign in Stage 3 with one gold and one silver medal.
Both teams started consistently in the final clash, with the Mexican team shooting four 9s in the opener, which was matched by the Indian pair. Locked at 1-1, Roman and Serrrano shot two perfect 10s to take the second end 37-35.
Though they started with a steady score, as the match progressed, Deepika and Champia were unable to match the performance of the London Olympics silver medallists.
The Indian pair needed to win the third end to keep hopes alive. However, they failed to do so, scoring just 36 as compared to the Mexican duo’s 37.