Indian archers bag two bronze medals in World Cup Stage 4

Indian men’s recurve team of Dhiraj Bommadevara, Atanu Das and Tushar Shelke defeated Spain’s Andres Temino, Yun Sanchez and Pablo Acha 6-2 (54-56, 57-55, 56-54, 57-55) in the bronze medal play-off.

Published : Aug 17, 2023 17:07 IST , Paris - 1 MIN READ

FILE PHOTO: Dhiraj Bommadevara in action.
FILE PHOTO: Dhiraj Bommadevara in action. | Photo Credit: GIRI KVS/ The Hindu

FILE PHOTO: Dhiraj Bommadevara in action. | Photo Credit: GIRI KVS/ The Hindu

Indian recurve men and women teams collected two bronze medals and compound archer V.Jyothi Surekha entered the women’s individual semifinals on a fruitful day for the country at the Archery World Cup Stage-4 in Paris on Thursday.

The second-ranked Indian recurve men’s side, comprising B. Dhiraj, Atanu Das and Tushar Shelke, defeated Spain 6-2 in the bronze medal match.

The sixth-placed women’s team, consisting of Bhajan Kaur, Simranjeet Kaur and Ankita Bhakat, upset World championships bronze medallist Mexico 5-4 (27-25) via shoot-off in the contest for bronze to get its first medal of the season.

In compound, Worlds bronze medallist Jyothi Surekha’s consistency helped her reach the medal rounds. World champion Aditi Swami missed the target once in the quarterfinals and lost to Great Britain’s Ella Gibson.

In the men’s competition, World champion Ojas Deotale crashed out in the first round.

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The results
Recurve: Team: 
Men: India got a bye, bt Mexico 6-0, bt Canada 5-1 in QF, lost to Chinese Taipei 0-6 in SF, bt Spain 6-2 in bronze medal match
Women: India got a bye, bt Japan 6-2, bt Italy 5-1 in quarterfinal, lost to Chinese Taipei 0-6 in semifinal, bt Mexico 5-4 (shoot-off: 27-25) in bronze medal match.
Compound: Individual: 
Men: Ojas Deotale lost to Jiang Ying Eer (Sgp) 142-145 in first round; Prathamesh Jawkar bt Jay Tjin-A-Djie (Ned) 144-144 (shoot-off: 10*-10, shot closer to centre), bt Jesse Sut (Ita) 147-144, bt Mathias Fullerton (Den) 148-148 (shoot-off: 10*-10), lost to Stefan Heincz (Aut) 140-147 in QF; Rajat Chauhan bt Mohammad Juwaidi Mazuki (Mal) 145-144, lost to Miguel Becerra (Mex) 142-146 in second round; Abhishek Verma bt Adrien Gontier (Fra) 146-139, lost to Mike Schloesser 146-147.
Women: V. Jyothi Surekha bt Chiu Yee Poon (Hkg) 145-131, bt Li Ju Chen (Tpe) 148-145, bt I-Jou Huang (Tpe) 148-145, bt Dafne Quintero (Mex) 147-144 in QF; Aditi Swami bt Aurora Janssen (Ned) 144-133, bt Parneet Kaur 146-141, bt Grace Chappell 145-144, lost to Ella Gibson (Gbr) 135-148 in QF; Avneet Kaur bt Mariana Bernal (Mex) 147-145, lost to Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh (Mal) 146-147.
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