Archery World Cup: Indian recurve mixed pair advances to final, confirms medal

The recurve mixed pair of Tarundeep Rai and Ridhi Phor beats Spain 5-3 to advance to the final on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Indian archer Tarundeep Rai.   -  BISWARANJAN ROUT

The Indian recurve mixed team ensured another medal by entering the final, while the compound mixed team stayed in the hunt by making it to the bronze medal contest in the Archery World Cup Stage-1 at Antalya, Turkey, on Friday.

The fifth-ranked India, consisting of Tarundeep Rai and Ridhi, got a bye and then beat Ukraine 6-2, Poland 5-1 and Spain 5-3 to reach the final. India will meet Great Britain in the recurve mixed team title clash on Sunday.

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In the compound mixed team event, 11-ranked India, comprising Abhishek Verma and Muskan Kirar, defeated Norway 156-152, Puerto Rico  156-148 and third-ranked Great Britain 156-156 (19-18) to reach the semifinals. It lost to Slovenia 157-156 to set up a bronze medal match with Croatia.

Jayanta Talukdar saw off Algeria's Omar Nadji 7-3, USA's Matthew Requa 6-2, Croatia's Leo Sulik 6-5 (10-8) and Ukraine's Ivan Kozhokar 6-2 before tasting defeat against Australian Ryan Tyack 7-3 in the men’s recurve individual quarterfinals.

Tarundeep (third round), Sachin Gupta (second) and Neeraj Chauhan (first) exited earlier.

In the recurve women’s individual competition, Ridhi’s campaign ended in the third round. Komalika Bari could not go beyond the second round. Both Simranjeet Kaur and Ankita Bhakat lost in the opening round.

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