Archery World Cup: Indians falter in women’s recurve bronze playoff

Chinese Taipei clinched the contest 6-2 in the fourth set.

File Photo: Deepika Kumari (in picture), Ankita Bhakat and Promila Daimary started poorly and couldn’t recover sufficiently to claim the bronze.   -  Getty Images

Indian women’s recurve team lost its bronze medal match against Chinese Taipei on the concluding day of the second stage Archery World Cup at Antalya in Turkey on Saturday.

Eyeing a third medal from the meet, the Indian trio of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Promila Daimary started poorly before winning the third set but that wasn’t enough as Taipei clinched the contest 6-2 in the fourth set.

Two medals for India

The Indian team struggled to find the perfect 10s while Taipei brilliantly raised its level in the fourth set to produce five 10s out of a possible six to win the match. India thus ended its campaign with a silver and a bronze, courtesy of a fine show in the compound section on Friday.

Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Divya Dhayal had won a silver in the women’s compound team category. They were flawless in the entire event but ultimately lost to Chinese Taipei 228-231 in the final match. Jyothi had also bagged a second medal when she partnered with Abhishek Verma to win a bronze medal in the compound mixed pair category.