Archery World Cup Stage One: Indian compound mixed team advances to finals, Dhiraj reaches men’s recurve semis

Indian compound mixed team duo of Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Pravin Deotale defeated Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh and Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki of Malaysia 157-155 in the semifinal of the Archery World Cup Stage-1 in Antalya on Friday.

Published : Apr 21, 2023 12:30 IST , Chennai - 2 MINS READ

Jyothi Surekha in action.  (File Photo)
Jyothi Surekha in action. (File Photo) | Photo Credit: BISWARANJAN ROUT

Jyothi Surekha in action. (File Photo) | Photo Credit: BISWARANJAN ROUT

The second-ranked Indian compound mixed team, comprising Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Deotale, performed creditably to reach the final, while 21-year-old recurve archer B. Dhiraj upset some seasoned rivals to enter the men’s individual semifinals at the Archery World Cup Stage-1 in Antalya on Friday.

Having booked a berth in the women’s individual semifinals, Jyothi combined with Deotale to help India, which received a bye, beat Luxembourg 159-157, France 159-156 and Malaysia 157-155 to set up a summit clash with Chinese Taipei.

In recurve competitions, three Indian archers displayed fine performances.

Dhiraj, ranked 15 th, defeated Germany’s Theo Carbonetti 6-0, Switzerland’s Keziah Chabin 6-4 and Slovakia’s Ziga Ravnikar 6-4 before stunning World and Olympic medallist and second-seeded American Brady Ellison 6-5 (10*-10) by shooting closer to the centre in the shoot-off and three-time Olympian compatriot Tarundeep Rai 6-4 in the quarterfinals.

Dhiraj will meet sixth-placed Moldovan Dan Olaru in the last-four.

Tarundeep went past Ukrainian Viktor Ruban 6-0, Indonesian Alviyanto Prastyadi 6-5 (9*-9), Japanese Fumiya Saito 7-3 and Mexican Matias Grande, who ousted Neeraj Chauhan 6-0 in the opening round, 6-5 (9-7) before exiting in the quarterfinals.

Fourth-ranked Atanu Das beat Puerto Rico’s Adrian Munoz 6-0, Luxembourg’s Jeff Henckels 7-1 and Bangladesh’s Mohammad Sagor Islam 6-2. He lost 3-7 to China’s Xiangshuo Qi.

In the women’s section, Bhajan Kaur toppled three opponents, including top-ranked World and Olympic medallist Alejandra Valencia 6-5 (10-9). She was beaten 6-2 by China’s Muyan Qui.

Ankita Bhakat’s journey ended in the third round, while Simranjeet Kaur and Aditi Jaiswal lost in the first round.

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