Indian women lose bronze play-off to Indonesia

The Indian trio of of Lily Chanu Paonam, Divya Dhayal and Purvasha Shende went down the Dellie Threesyadinda, Triya Resky Andriyani and Rona Siska Sari 222-226.

The Indian trio of of Lily Chanu Paonam, Divya Dhayal and Purvasha Shende (in pic) lost to Indonesia.   -  M. Moorthy

The Indian women’s compound team lost its bronze play-off to Indonesia in the Archery World Cup Stage 3 at the Konyaalti Beach Park here today.

The Indian trio of of Lily Chanu Paonam, Divya Dhayal and Purvasha Shende went down the Dellie Threesyadinda, Triya Resky Andriyani and Rona Siska Sari 222-226. The Indian women started off on a positive note with 56-56 but slipped from the second set to continue their disappointing run in the last stage of the World Cup.

The Indian men’s team had earlier failed to make the cut for Rio in the Final Olympic Qualification on June 16, while none of the archers remained in the medal hunt in individual section.

India’s medal hope will rest on Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari who take on the top seed Koreans in the recurve mixed pair final tomorrow.

India will remain in contention for a second medal when the women’s recurve team of Deepika, Laxmirani Majhi and Bombayla Devi Laishram face the Italians in the bronze medal play-off.