Indian women's compound archery team reaches World Championship final, men bow out in quarters

The Indian women's compound archery team comprising Priya Gurjar, Muskan Kirar and Jyothi Surekha held their nerves in a close semifinal battle with Linda Ochoa-Anderson, Paige Pearce and Proctor at the World Archery Championship on Wednesday.

Jyothi Surekha Vennam in action. (File Image)

The Indian women's compound archery team defeated host USA 226-225 to enter the finals but the men's team lost in the last-eight stage of the World Championship here.

The seventh-seeded women's team, comprising Priya Gurjar, Muskan Kirar and Jyothi Surekha, held its nerves in a close battle with Linda Ochoa-Anderson, Paige Pearce and Makenna Proctor on Wednesday.

However, the men's team, led by the seasoned Abhishek Verma, lost 235-238 to Austria in the quarterfinals.

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The Indian women's trio will next face top seeds Colombia in the final. Colombia defeated France 234-220 in its semifinal match.

The mixed team of Verma and Surekha also entered the final, beating Korea's Kim Yunhee and Kim Jongho 159-156. It will be up against second seed Colombia in the summit clash.

In the men's section, three-time World Cup gold-medallist Verma, along with Sangam Bisla and Roshab Yadav, fought well but could not advance ahead.

The Indian men's team was seeded fifth in the draw.