Archery World Cup: Indian women's team storms into final, men's team out in quarters

The top-seeded Indian trio of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari defeated its Spanish rivals in straight sets 6-0 to set up up a gold medal clash with second seed Mexico.

Deepika (in pic), Ankita and Komalika shot 55, 56 and 55 to prevail over Elia Canales, Ines De Velasco and Leyre Fernandez Infante in straight sets.   -  PTI

Indian women archers showed consistency to make it to the recurve team final as the top-ranked Indian side, consisting of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari, beat the host team in the quarterfinals and Spain in the semifinals with an identical 6-0 scoreline.

The top-seeded Indian trio defeated its Spanish rivals in straight sets 6-0 with some consistent shooting to set up a gold medal clash with second seed Mexico on Sunday.

Deepika, Ankita and Komalika shot 55, 56 and 55 to prevail over Elia Canales, Ines De Velasco and Leyre Fernandez Infante in straight sets.

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In the quarterfinals, they eliminated hosts Guatemala City by an identical 6-0 margin earlier in the day at the Sports Complex Los Arcos.

The men's recurve team, comprising Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai, got a first round bye but lost to Spain 5-4 in a last eight match in a 26-27 in a shoot-off after both teams were tied 4-4.

India is also in the medal hunt in three more events with newly-wed Atanu and Deepika advancing into the mixed pair bronze playoff.

The two archers also made the individual recurve semifinals in their respective sections.

(With inputs from PTI)

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