The Indian men’s team won gold at the Archery World Cup© Twitter
The Indian men’s archery team struggled over France on Saturday by two points in an intense finish and won a gold medal in the following stages of the World Cup. In the replay of the final of the 1st stage, the fourth team of Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini and Rajat Chauhan found themselves in the back against their opponents from the sixth place in the first two matches.
But by driving to a flawless finish at the third end, the trio sealed a 232-230 victory over their French counterparts, Adrien Gontier, Jean Philippe Boulch and Qentin Baraer, and won gold from the 2nd stage of the World Cup.
In the last final of the World Championships in Antalya in April, the same Indian trio defeated France by one point.
The Indian star archer Verma won the second medal when, together with Avneet Kaur, they defeated the higher-ranked Turkey Amircan Haney and Ayse Bera Suzer 156: 155 and won bronze in the mixed team competition.
It was her second bronze medal for Kaur when she had previously won team bronze in the women’s competition.
Starting with all 39, the sixth seeded Indian duo was two points behind the match (77-79), with its fourth opponents scoring four 10s, including three Xs (closer to the center).
Verma and Kaur reduced the deficit to one point in the third end with a 39/40 shot and finished with a stylistically perfect fourth end – four 10s, including one X.
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