Archery World Cup: Abhishek Verma, Divya Dhayal bow out in semifinals

The Indian duo lose to Chen Yi-Hsuan and Chen Hsiang-Hsuan in the Compound Mixed Team event.

Abhishek Verma (in picture) and Divya Dhayal had defeated Turkey in the quarterfinal.   -  AP

India’s Abhishek Verma and Divya Dhayal were defeated by Chinese Taipei in the semifinals of the Compound Mixed Team event in the Archery World Cup in Antalya. The duo lost 155-152 to Chen Yi-Hsuan and Chen Hsiang-Hsuan, after four rounds. They will take on Italy in the Compound Mixed Team bronze final.

Verma and Dhayal had earlier defeated Turkey 157-155 in the quarterfinal.

India’s recurve mixed team of Deepika Kumari and Dhaniram Basumatary exited in the first round with a 6-0 loss to Belarus.