Archery World Cup Stage 1: Folded Men’s Bags in India Gold | More sports news

ANTALYA: Indian men’s archery team Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Aman Saini defeated France by one point in the thrilling final and won a gold medal in the 1st stage of the World Cup on Saturday.
However, India lost its second medal after a mixed pair of Verma and Muskan Kirar lost to Croatia 156: 157 in the bronze medal.

In the final of the men’s team, the Indian trio started with a one-point deficit, losing the first end of 56:57 with French rivals Jean Philippe Boulch, Quentin Baraer and Adrien Gontier.
India slowly improved their score in the first round by one point, but the French team had an almost perfect set of 59/60, which included three of four 10, including darts closer to the center (X), to increase their lead (113-116).
The Indians, who were three points behind, showed amazing endurance at the perfect 60/60 end with two Xs to win the third set 60-58 and reduce the deficit by one point (173-174).

After that, the Indian trio could no longer be stopped when they shot 59 in the fourth end, while the French managed to press 57 and drop by one point.
“Today we were really strong mentally and we were just preparing for this event and this year we have the Asian Games, in which we would also like to be good,” said 24-year-old Saini the first gold of the World Cup, he said.
“After the gold medal, which gives us a lot of confidence, especially at other World Cup events, it will probably help us.”

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