World Archery Championships: India women's compound team in final

India has won four silver medals at the senior World Archery Championships, but never a gold.

Indian women's compound team with the coach.   -  worldarchery.org

The Indian women's compound team entered the final of the World Archery Championships with a 232-227 victory over Germany.

The team comprising Trisha Deb, Lily Chanu Paonam and Jyothi Surekha Vennam secured a gold medal match against Colombia and a chance at making history in Mexico City. India has won four silver medals at the senior World Archery Championships, but never a gold.

“We are so proud of ourselves; it’s amazing to make the gold final,” said Paonam to worldarchery.org.

Jyothi Surekha Vennam added: “We will shoot the same as today and try to win gold. It will be our first time shooting against Colombia and they are good, so we’re excited about it.”

The Indian squad had the highest per-match average of any team in the field in Mexico.

Deb, Paonam and Vennam scored matches of 232, 233 and 232 points as they beat Russia, Denmark and then Germany in the elimination matches on the Campo Marte.

Paonam and Vennam both finished in the top 10 individually at these championships, while Deb came 17th after losing in the third round.