World Archery Championships: India wins silver in compound women's team and mixed events

Colombia defeated India by 229-224 and 154-150 in the compound women's team and mixed team finals respectively on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Jyothi Surekha Vennam.   -  THE HINDU

India gathered two silver medals after its compound archers lost to Colombia in women’s and mixed team event finals of the World archery championships in Yankton, U.S., on Friday.

The Indian trio of V. Jyothi Surekha, Muskan Kirar and Priya Gurjar lost to their Colombian rivals Sara Lopez, Alejandra Usquiano and Nora Valdez 229-224 in the title clash. It was Colombia’s third world title.

The scores were tied 58-58 after the first end before Colombia took a one-point lead in the second. The Colombians displayed their shooting skills amid gusts of wind to gain two points apiece in the last two ends to secure victory with a comfortable five-point margin.

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Later, the Indian pair of Jyothi and Abhishek Verma went down fighting to the Colombian duo of Sara Lopez and Daniel Munoz 154-150.

Milestone for Jyothi

The Indian team managed a 39-38 lead after the opening end. The Colombians won the next two, including the third end where they scored a perfect 40, to lead 117-111. The Indians, who had two rounds of 36, won the last end 39-37 but lost the match as Colombia won its fourth World crown and first in the mixed team event.

Nevertheless, it was a personal milestone for Jyothi, who claimed two podium finishes here to secure her fifth world championships medal.

Jyothi had bagged a team silver and an individual bronze in 2017 and a team bronze medal in 2019.

The 25-year-old is in the race for another medal in the individual women’s competition.

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