Archery World Cup: Indian women’s compound team wins gold, mixed team gets silver

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Yecheon: The Indian trio of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Preneet Kaur and Aditi Swami won their third consecutive gold medal in the women’s compound category at the Archery World Cup while the mixed team got a silver medal. The world number one Indian team defeated Turkey’s team of Hazal Burun, Ayse Bera Suzer and Begum Yuva 232-226 to finish first without losing a single set.

Asian Games champion Jyoti, however, failed to win her second gold as she and Priyansh lost to the American pair of Olivia Dean and Sayre Sullivan in the compound mixed team final 155-153.
Jyoti, Parneet and world champion Aditi achieved a hat-trick of World Cup gold medals. They won gold by defeating Italy in the first stage of the World Cup in Shanghai last month. They also won gold in the fourth stage in Paris last year.

In the compound women’s team final, the second seeded Indian team started with three Xs near the center in the first round and lost only one point in each of the next three arrows. In the second round of six arrows, India took a four-point lead with a score of five perfect 10s, two Xs and one 9. In the third round, Turkey tried its best to make a comeback with four 10s and one X but India had a lead of five four points. India once again won with three 10s and one X to score 58.

In a match between the world’s top two teams, America made a great comeback in the compound mixed team category and won the gold. Jyoti and Priyansh took a two-point lead by scoring 39 out of 40 in the first round. However, they could not continue this performance and the American team equalized at the break. After this, the American team scored a perfect 40 in the third round to take a one-point lead.

Jyoti and Priyansh scored a perfect 40 to take the match to a shoot-out but the US team scored 39 against their 38. In the compound category, Prathamesh Fuge is one win away from his first individual World Cup medal. He defeated 2021 world champion and world number six archer Nico Wiener of Austria in the quarter-finals. He will now face world number seven archer James Lutz.

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