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Archery World Cup | No Indian archer qualifies for medal rounds

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Archery World Cup | No Indian archer qualifies for medal rounds

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SportsCafe Desk

07/05/2019

None of the Indian individual archers and teams could make it to the medal rounds of the ongoing fourth stage of the Archery World Cup in Berlin, Germany. The men’s compound team lost to the hosts in the quarter-finals while their recurve counterparts lost to Canada in the first round.

Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini, and Rajat Chauhan represented the Indian compound team and they could shoot only 230 in the quarter-finals. The Indian team bowed out in that stage after being beaten by hosts Germany by three points. The result was no different for the women as the Indian team comprising of Muskan Kirar, Swati Dudhwal, and Jyothi Surekha Vennam lost to Turkey by seven points with the scoreline reading 229-222.

In the individual compound events, Verma was the only Indian who made it to the fourth round. However, he went down to Turkey's Suleyman Araz 148-142 and was knocked out of the competition. Verma had earlier defeated Russia's Alexander Dambaev 142-139. Not a single Indian compound archer cleared the second round among the women.

Atul Verma and Pravin Ramesh Jadhav were knocked out in the third round of the men’s recurve event by losing to Japan's Oniyama Naoya and Korea's Bae Jaehyeon respectively. Verma was beaten 1-7 while Jadhav lost 4-6 to his Korean opponent. Among the women, Deepika Kumari had entered the fourth round with a win against Elodie Kaczmareck in the third. However, she failed to continue her winning form by losing 6-0 to Chinese Taipei's Tan Ya-Ting.

The Indian men’s recurve team with Atul Verma, Pravin Ramesh Jadhav, and Atanu Das lost in the first round of the stage four World Cup against Canada with a score of 5-1. Bombayla Devi Laishram, Madhu Vedwan, and Deepika Kumari played in the women’s recurve team event and lost the quarter-final 0-6 to Italy.

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