Archery World Cup Stage Two: Compound archers Ojas, Jyothi confirm first medal, face Korea in final

The new-look pair of Ojas Deotale and Jyothi Surekha Vennam remained on course for a second successive World Cup gold when they defeated their Italian rivals 157-157 (19*-19) in a dramatic finish to make the final.

Published : May 19, 2023 11:40 IST , KOLKATA - 1 MIN READ

Compound archers Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Deotale.
Compound archers Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Deotale. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Compound archers Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Deotale. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Stage-1 gold winners V. Jyothi Surekha and Ojas Deotale again performed well to reach their second consecutive compound mixed team final at the Archery World Cup Stage-2 in Shanghai on Friday.

Jyothi Surekha and Deotale, members of the sixth-ranked Indian team, received a first round bye and beat Bangladesh 158-151 and Turkey 157-156. In the closely-contested semifinal, the Indian pair pipped their Italian rivals 157-157 (19*-19, shot closer to the centre) via shoot-off.

India will meet top-ranked Korea in the final.

The recurve mixed team of B. Dhiraj and Simranjeet Kaur got a bye but lost to Indonesia 2-6 next.

In recurve individual events, Dhiraj was the most notable performer among Indian men. He beat German Florian Unruh 7-3, Spaniards Miguel Garcia 7-1 and Daniel Castro 6-4 before falling 0-6 to Korean Olympic and World champion Oh Jin Hyek in the quarterfinals.

Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai and Neeraj Chauhan lost in the first round.

Among women, Bhajan Kaur and Aditi Jaiswal fell in the second round, while Ankita Bhakat and Simranjeet exited in the opening round.

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