Archery: Gold eludes India yet again at world c'ships, two silvers claimed
Yankton (USA), Sep 25 (Archery News) The Indian women's and mixed pair compound archery teams signed off with silver medals after lop-sided losses to Colombia at the World Championships here.
India were in pursuit of their first ever gold medal at the world event. For a country that doesn't have a gold yet, India have climbed the most podiums at the event -- 10 --, appearing in eight finals and leaving with silver each time.
The star Indian mixed pair duo of Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam, who stood fourth in the ranking round, started off with a one-point lead but thereafter it was a story of Colombian dominance. The Indians went down by a four-point margin (150-154).
The seventh seeded women's team of Jyothi, Muskan Kirar and Priya Gurjar, on the other hand, lost by a margin of five points (224-229) against the troika of Sara Lopez, Alejandra Usquiano and Nora Valdez.
The Colombians, who topped the rankings, drilled in 15 perfect 10s with five Xs (closest to the centre).
Locked 58-58 after the opening end, the Indian women's team failed to snatch a lead shooting twice in the red circle as their opponents gained a one-point advantage.
There was no stopping the Colombians thereafter as they shot eight 10s from 12 arrows in the last two ends to win their third women's title, and first since 2017.
In the mixed pair event, India had a poor second end where they shot two 9s and one 8 to squander a one-point lead and lose the match by four points.
The duo of Daniel Munoz and Sara, who stood second in the rankings, consolidated after the first end and shot a perfect 40/40 in the third end to win their first ever mixed gold medal.
Overall, the Colombian pair shot 10 perfect 10s from 16 arrows while the Indians were no match with just eight 10s.
For Colombia, it reasserted their supremacy in compound archery taking their all-time gold medal count at the World Championships to four.
India are also in contention for three medals in individual compound events with Verma and Jyothi slated to compete in their respective quarterfinals later on Saturday.
Ankita Bhakat is the lone archer in fray in the recurve competition and she will compete in her last-eight match on Sunday.
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Archery World Championships: 3 Indians sail into quarters
Yankton (USA), Sep 24 (Archery News) The Indian compound archery trio of Ankita Bhakat, Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam kept medal hopes alive in the individual competition by advancing to the quarterfinals of their events in the World Championships here.
India have already confirmed two medals by entering the compound women and mixed finals slated in the early hours of Saturday.
In the individual event, Ankita produced the biggest upset on Thursday when the 23-year-old Kolkata archer held her nerves to eliminate Korean world number four Kang Chae-Young, a team Olympic gold-medallist at the recently-concluded Tokyo Games.
Ankita dropped just one set to defeat the Korean heavyweight 6-4 (29-28, 28-28, 27-27, 24-29, 29-28) and set up a quarterfinal clash with Casey Kaufhold of the USA later in the day.
Ankita started off in spectacular fashion, shooting two 10s en route to 29 out of 30, mounting early pressure on the reigning Olympic team champion.
Thereafter, both the archers had a neck and neck battle tying two sets as Ankita held on to a slender 4-2 lead.
The Indian was wayward in the fourth set shooting in the red ring thrice (8, 8, 8) while Chae-Young was at her best (X, 10, 9) to bring the match on an even keel.
Locked 4-4, Ankita showed fine composure to fire in two 10s to clinch the issue.
Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam also advanced into their respective last-eight rounds.
Reigning World Cup gold-medallist Verma had two perfect rounds as he beat Jozef Bosansky of Slovakia 145-142 (29-28, 30-27, 28-29, 30-29, 28-29).
The former Asian Games team champion Verma will face American world number one Mike Schloesser later in the day.
Jyothi also capped a memorable outing showing the door to Chaewon So of Korea 146-142 (30-29, 29-29, 28-30, 29-29, 26-29).
Trailing 59-58 after first two series, Jyothi drilled in five perfect 10s in a row that included one X (arrow closest to the centre) to claim a 117-116 lead going into the final set of arrows.
The Korean buckled under pressure and shot an 8 as Jyothi clinched the issue with two 10s including one X.
Jyothi will face Croatian Amanda Mlinaric, the reigning under-21 world champion, later in the day.
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Archery WC: Indian women's compound team in final, men lose in quarters
Yankton, Sep 23 (Archery News) The Indian women's compound archery team defeated hosts USA 226-225 to enter the finals but the men's team lost in the last-eight stage of the World Championship here.
The seventh-seeded women's team, comprising Priya Gurjar, Muskan Kirar and Jyothi Surekha, held its nerves in a close battle with Linda Ochoa-Anderson, Paige Pearce and Makenna Proctor on Wednesday.
However, the men's team, led by the seasoned Abhishek Verma, lost 235-238 to Austria in the quarterfinals.
The Indian women's trio will next face top seeds Colombia in the final. Colombia defeated France 234-220 in its semifinal match.
The mixed team of Verma and Surekha also entered the final, beating Korea's Kim Yunhee and Kim Jongho 159-156. They will be up against second seeds Colombia in the summit clash.
In the men's section, three-time World Cup gold-medallist Verma, along with Sangam Bisla and Roshab Yadav, fought well but could not advance ahead.
The Indian men's team was seeded fifth in the draw.
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Practice of tie shots, breathing exercises gave dividends: Paralympic medallist archer Harvinder
New Delhi, (Archery news): India's first Paralympic medal winner archer Harvinder Singh, who had turned his farm at a Punjab village into a practice ground during the lockdown, on Tuesday attributed his success to long hours of training, including "practice of tie shots and breathing exercises".
The 31-year-old Singh, whose legs stopped functioning properly due to adverse effect from an injection during his childhood, won a historic archery bronze in the men's individual recurve event in the just-concluded Tokyo Paralympics.
"I have put in a lot of hard work in these last few years that included training for seven-eight hours every day, including doing practice of tie shots, breathing exercises and mental conditioning," Singh said in a release issued by Paralympic Committee of India.
"I have also done practice to control my emotions and stay calm in pressure situations, which has come handy in Tokyo," he said.
Hailing from a middle-class farming family, Singh had dengue when he was just one-and-half years old and a local doctor administered him an injection that had an adverse effect and his legs stopped working properly.
In the bronze medal playoff, Singh was leading before Kim Min Su of Korea clinched the fifth set, shooting a perfect 10 to force a shoot-off where the Indian responded in style with a perfect 10 against the Korean's 8 for a 6-5 (26-24, 27-29, 28-25, 25-25, 26-27) (10-8) win.
If a match is tied after five sets, one arrow shoot-off decides the winner.
Singh said he still couldn't believe that he is now a Paralympic medallist and the feeling is slowly sinking in.
"The dream that I had for such a long time has finally come true. The feeling of winning a medal at the Paralympics is slowly sinking in. I am very, very happy," said the archer from Ajitnagar in Punjab.
He is hoping that his achievement will inspire the next generation of para archers to win international medals for the country.
"I believe that this medal is a big milestone for para archery in India. I remember my Asian Para Games gold medal in 2018 saw a big upsurge in archers' participation at the National Championships.
"I hope this Paralympic medal will give hope and motivation to the differently abled players to play the sport," said Singh, who also acknowledged the support of his coaches, including Gaurav Sharma, PCI, Sports Authority of India and Archery Association of India.
Singh, who is hoping his Paralympic medal will fetch him a reputed job, has his eyes on next year's World Para Archery Championships in Dubai (February 18 to 27) and Asian Para Games in Hangzhou.
"The aim would be to continue the momentum and form. I will also be training to shoot under pressure as the focus now would be on doing well in the World Championships and Asian Para Games next year.
"Hard work, hard work and hard work! Keep working hard, continuing the process and keep believing yourself and the results will follow," he said when asked what advice he would give to youngsters.
Pursuing a Ph.D in economics at Punjabi University in Patiala, Singh is a also a painter and aspires to crack the UPSC examination some day, according to his coach Gaurav Sharma.
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Paralympics bronze medallist archer Harvinder wants to crack UPSC Exam: coach
Kolkata, Sep 3 (Paralympic news): Harvinder Singh, who on Friday became the first Indian to win a Paralympics medal in archery, is a man of many parts.
Pursuing Ph.D. in economics, the 31-year-old, whose legs stopped functioning properly due to adverse effect from an injection during his childhood, loves history, is a painter and dreams of cracking the UPSC examination some day, according to his coach Gaurav Sharma.
Having taken up archery in the compound section after getting inspired from watching the 2012 London Paralympics, Singh almost quit the sport after he did not make it to the 2014 Incheon Asian Para Games Indian team.
"He was completely demoralised and was telling archery was not his domain," his childhood coach Sharma said.
Sharma, however, did not want to let his effort go in vain and "wanted to take a risk".
In the bronze playoff, Singh was leading 5-3 before Kim Min Su clinched the fifth set, shooting a perfect 10 to force a shoot-off where the Indian responded in style with a perfect 10 against the Korean's 8 for a 6-5 (26-24, 27-29, 28-25, 25-25, 26-27) (10-8) win.
Son of a farmer from Guhla Cheeka near Kaithal in Haryana, Singh had a bout of dengue when he was one-and-half-year-old and a local doctor administered him with an injection that had an adverse effect and his legs stopped working properly since then.
"He had the hunger to excel and we took a risk and put him into the tougher recurve event which requires precise skills," Sharma said.
"There was 100 per cent dedication from him, he would turn up at 6.30am and practice till 8.30 and again come for practice in the afternoon." He went on to top the selection trials for the 2017 Beijing World Championships and has not looked back since then. He went on to win a gold in the 2018 Asian Para Games.
"As if he had something to prove... He was so focused and lived up to our expectation, we are so happy that he took the risk." Singh was offered a government job in the state government after his Asian Games feat.
"He has not taken it since then. He wants to do something on his own, and his dream is to crack the UPSC," Sharma said.
After returning from practice, Singh would study till late into the night.
"His favourite subject is history and does some amazing paintings like a true professional. I'm sure he won't stop here," Sharma said.
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Harvinder Singh wins bronze in shoot-off win in archery at the Tokyo Paralympics
(Archery news) Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Live Update: Harvinder Singh created history at the Tokyo Paralympics as the first Indian archer to win a medal. He defeated Korea’s Kim Min Su 6-5 at the men’s individual recurve open event, thereby increasing India’s medal tally to 13. Harvinder had earlier lost to USA’s Kevin Mather which ruled the Indian archer out of contention for the gold and silver medals. However, Harvinder Singh displayed nerves of steel as he held his composure against Kim Min Su to finish in third place at the Tokyo Paralympics.
The Indian Paralympic contingent has enjoyed a relatively successful day with three medals already. They will hope to improve on the tally in the upcoming days.
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Harvinder Singh and Vivek Chikara keep Indian medal hopes alive in Archery at the Tokyo Paralympics
Tokyo, Sep 3 (Paralympic news live update): Indian recurve archer duo of Vivek Chikara and Harvinder Singh kept medal hopes alive, sailing into their respective pre-quarterfinals of the men's open section in the Paralympic Games here on Friday.
World number 23 Singh, who became the first athlete from India to win a gold medal in para archery at a major competition in Asian Games Jakarta 2018, overcame a stiff challenge from Stefano Travisani of Italy to win 6-5 (10-7) via shootout.
The 30-year-old, who qualified as 21st seed, squandered a 4-0 lead after shooting a 7 in the third set as the Italian slowly bounced back to make it 5-all and force a shoot-off.
But Singh, who hails from a remote village Kaithal in Haryana, clinched the issue shooting a perfect 10 in the tie-breaker as his rival managed just 7.
An economics scholar from the Punjabi University, Singh will face Russian Paralympic Committee's Bato Tsydendorzhiev later in the day.
Hailing from a middle-class farming family, Singh had dengue at one-and-a-half years and a local doctor administered him with an injection that had an adverse effect and his legs stopped working properly since then.
Asian Para Championship winner in 2019, Vivek Chikara, who finished in top-10 in the rankings round, stormed past Sri Lankan Sampath Bandara Megahamulea Gadara 6-2 to set up a last-16 clash with Great Britain's David Phillips.
World number 13 Chikara, who competes with a prosthetic left-leg, overcame a blip in the second set when he misfired a 6 as he wrapped the issue with some consistent shooting.
An MBA and leading a corporate life, Chikara was about to marry his long-time girlfriend but life took a twist as he met with an accident on the New Year's day of 2017.
Travelling to be with his family from Saharanpur, the Meerut lad's motorcycle was hit by a speeding truck and his left leg had to be amputated below the knee.
Chikara then took up archery with the guidance of Athens 2004 Olympian Satyadev Prasad and won his major medal, winning a gold in Bangkok.
The Open event combines W2 (wheelchair) and ST (standing) classes, including athletes who have an impairment in the legs and use a wheelchair or have a balance impairment and shoot standing or resting on a stool.
In archery, the use of assistive equipment or an assistant is allowed depending on the impairment, while a variety of techniques may be employed, including pulling the bowstring with the mouth.
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Rakesh Kumar makes quarterfinal exit, Indian challenge ends in compound section
Tokyo, Aug 31 (Paralympic news) Indian challenge in the compound men's open archery ended after fancied Rakesh Kumar lost to former world champion Xinliang Ai of China in a tight quarterfinal battle at the Paralympic Games here on Monday.
The third-seeded Rakesh, who had shot the best Indian qualifying score of 699 out of a possible 720 in the ranking round, found the going tough against the 2016 Olympics mixed open champion to lose by two points (143-145) at the Yumenoshima Park here.
The Chinese 24-year-old, who is the reigning Asian Games champion, made a strong start shooting a perfect 30 while Rakesh scored 29 to trail by just one point.
Xinliang extended the lead by two points in the second end before the Indian 36-year-old reduced the deficit by one point at halfway mark.
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A perfect round eluded Rakesh in the last two ends as the Chinese maintained his supremacy to seal a last-four berth.
In the pre-quarterfinals, Rakesh bounced back from behind to oust Marian Marecak, a two-time 49-year-old Olympian from Slovakia.
Two 8s in the first two ends saw the Indian trail by three points as he slowly stepped up before a perfect fourth end -- three 10s including two Xs (closest to the centre) -- took him past the Slovak 111-108.
Both shot an identical 29-all in the final end which was enough for Rakesh to make the last-eight.
In their second Paralympic appearance, India will now look up to Vivek Chikara and Harvinder Singh who will open their campaign in the recurve men's open on Friday.
2019 Asian Para Championship winner Vivek Chikara finished in top-10 shooting 609 points, ahead of 2018 Para Asian Games champion Harvinder Singh who qualified as 21st seed.
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Indian archer Rakesh Kumar defeated Hong Kong's Ka Chuen Ngai 144-131 at the Tokyo Paralympics
(Archery news) Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Live Update: At the men’s individual compound archery event, Rakesh Kumar defeated Ka Chuen Ngai of Hong Kong 144-131 at the 1/16th Elimination match.
He broke his personal best record in the qualifying rounds and started off strongly against Ka Chuen Ngai, by getting 10, 10 and 9 by taking a lead of 29 - 27. The Indian archer did not give his opponent any leeway and ended round 3 on top with a score of 87 - 79. Rakesh Kumar’s accuracy meant that the Indian will now progress to the next round with a dominant victory.
Earlier today, Indian para archer Shyam Sundar lost to Matt Stutzman 139 - 142 in the individual compound open 1/16th elimination round. In a closely contested clash, Sundar fell short and finished in the 21st position in the men’s individual ranking round. He finished with a season best of 682 points.
Rakesh Kumar will now face Marian Marecak of Slovenia in the Round of 16 on August 31st at 7:15 am IST.
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Rakesh Kumar finishes third in the Men's Compound Archery in the Paralympics
(Archery news) Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Live Update: Rakesh Kumar had a pretty impressive outing as he broke his personal best to finish third in the men's individual compound archery (ranking round). He managed to get a score of 699 points as he hit the 10 mark 53 times which helped him achieve such a high ranking. Rakesh was ranked behind Ramezan Biabani of Iran and He Zihao of China. The other Indian S.S Swami finished 21st in the ranking round as he managed to conjure up 682 points which is a season best for him.
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Rakesh, with a good performance in the ranking round will avoid the pre tournament favourites when the competition begins. He is ranked just outside the top 10 and will be hoping to get India a medal in archery.
Vivek Chikara finishes in top 10 as Harvinder Singh struggles in Men’s Archery at the Tokyo Paralympics
(Archery news) Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Live Update: In the Men’s Individual Recurve Open Ranking round, Vivek Chikara finished with a score of 301. In the first half he started off slow but then found his game and performed well in the 2nd and 4th set with three 10’s each. In the second half, he shot a brilliant 3rd set with four 10’s and placed 10th with a score of 609.
Harvinder Singh had a great start but faltered in between. In the first half he finished with a score of 303 and had a spectacular third set studded with four 10’s. In the second half, he couldn’t repeat what he did earlier as he finished 21st with a score of 600.
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Jyoti Baliyan finishes 15th in Archery at the Tokyo Paralympic Games
(Archery news) Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Live Update: In the Women's Individual Compound (Open Ranking Round) Sport Class Standing, Jyoti Baliyan finished 15th with a season best score of 671. In the first half she finished with a score of 333, with scores of 56, 56, 56, 55, 55, 55 in the first six sets. In the second set Jyoti improved as she finished with a score of 671, she shot with increasing accuracy in the last three sets with the last set being the best with a score of 58 that included four perfect 10’s.
Jyoti will next face Ireland’s Leonard Kerrie Louise in the elimination round which will be held on 29th August. Archers in the compound open and W1 categories shoot over a distance of 50 metres at targets. The qualifying round of the competition will see the archers shoot 72 arrows and then proceed to the eliminations.
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It's all in the family: Brazilian paddler Lethicia Rodrigues Lacerda relies on archer mom's advice at Tokyo Paralympics
Tokyo, Aug 26 (Paralympic news) Jane Karla Gogel and Lethicia Rodrigues Lacerda are one of the two parent-child duos competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and the younger one feels that the experience of participating alongside her mother is nothing short of magical.
What separates them from Greek father-and-son Lazaros Stefanidis and Leontios Stefanidis, who compete in athletics, is that this Brazilian mother-daughter pair competes in different sports.
Paddler Lacerda, 18, is delighted to receive some Paralympic tips from her mother, archer Jane Karla Gogel, who is also a former TT player.
Despite swapping her ping pong paddle for a bow and arrow, archer Gogel, 46, has been able to share some inside knowledge of her former sport with her table tennis-playing daughter.
Lacerda, making her Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020, and faced former European champion Aida Dahlen of Norway on Wednesday with the benefit of advice from her mother, who competed regularly against the Norwegian.
"We had many tough battles against each other," Gogel told the games information system when asked about Dahlen.
"By knowing some of her weaknesses I could share them with Lethicia." Despite the parental tips, Rodrigues Lacerda lost 3-0 to the world No.3 in the women's singles class 8 but that did not dampen her spirits.
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"It's very special to be with my mum here," she said.
"We are both able to participate and share our emotions. Everything is very magical." The 18-year-old will next face Huang Wenjuan of China.
She said her mother, who is competing at her fourth Paralympics and her second as a para archer, is her best friend and has been her biggest influence.
"Maybe in the future I can try another sport in the Paralympics," the teenager said of following in her mother's footsteps.
"I like everything, but table tennis the most. I want to try sitting volleyball one day." Gogel is hopeful the pair can compete together at future Paralympic Games.
"In my mind, I'm going to compete in archery until I'm very old, or until my arms cannot do it any more," she said.
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Komalika Bari emulates Deepika Kumari to win successive Archery world titles, record haul for India
Wroclaw, Aug 15 (Sports news) Reigning under-18 world champion Komalika Bari made a perfect transition to the under-21 age group, winning the junior title in the Archery Youth World Championships here on Sunday to become the second Indian after Deepika Kumari to achieve the feat.
Komalika ended with two gold medals including one with Parth Salunkhe in junior mixed team as India returned with a record haul of eight gold, two silver and five bronze from the tournament.
Overall, the recurve archers on Sunday won three gold in the junior (under-21) and two in the cadet (under-18) section, where Bishal Changmai also bagged two gold medals.
India also bagged three bronze medals in the women's team, individual and men's individual events for a perfect show in the cadet section.
The compound archers concluded their campaign on Saturday with three gold, two silver and two bronze medals.
Their gargantuan medal haul, however, came in absence of the Asian heavyweights Korea and China who have skipped the meet.
India's previous best show in the tournament was in the last edition at Madrid 2019 where they bagged two gold and one bronze medal.
Exactly 10 years after Deepika completed the only other Indian double in Legnica, which is just one hour away from this venue in Poland, the Jamshedpur-born Tata Archery Academy archer emulated the feat of her senior teammate.
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The 19-year-old Komalika, whose breakout performance came when she won her first individual title at the Youth Worlds in Madrid two years ago, held her nerve to overcome a 1-3 deficit to down Spain's Elia Canales 7-3 (26-27, 27-27, 29-27, 29-27, 29-28).
World number one Deepika is the only other Indian to win successive cadet and junior titles (Ogden 2009 and Legnica 2011).
"We are on the right track for Paris Olympics. It was a fitting tribute to the nation on the 75th Independence day," Dronacharaya Awardee team coach Sanjeeva Singh told PTI.
In the mixed pair final, the duo of Komalika and Parth defeated Spain 5-3 (35-36, 37-37, 38-35, 39-34).
Komalika missed out on a third medal as the women's team lost to Ukraine 5-1 in the bronze playoff.
India bagged their third gold in the recurve junior section when the trio of Salunkhe, Aditya Choudhary and Dhiraj Bommadevara defeated their Spanish rivals 5-3 (47-49, 58-52, 54-54, 56-52).
Earlier, the men's team defeated their French rivals 5-3, while the mixed pair followed suit with a 6-2 win over Japan to continue their winning run.
The top-seeded cadet men's team of Bishal Changmai, Amit Kumar and Vickey Ruhal had it easy against the French trio as they dropped just one set en route to clinching the gold 5-3 (53-50, 56-54, 55-57, 54-54).
Changmai, who stood third in the qualification round, later returned to bag his second gold when he paired up with Tamnna to win the mixed event 6-2 (36-33, 32-34, 35-31, 35-34).
Changmai ended up annexing a third medal when he overcame Zhangbyrbay Dauletkeldi of Kazakstan 6-4 (29-28, 27-29, 29-26, 27-27, 27-27) in an intense five-setter for the individual bronze.
For Tamnna, the mixed pair gold was her second medal as she had in the morning won a bronze in the team event.
Tamnna, Avani and Manjiri got the better of their German opponents 5-3 (53-50, 49-51, 52-52, 54-51) in a tight third-place match.
Manjiri went on to clinch her second bronze when she defeated Quinty Roeffen of the Netherlands 6-4 (27-23, 26-27, 25-24, 22-28, 25-22).
Prior to Wroclaw, Indian archers have won a total of 26 medals (6 gold, 9 silver and 11 bronze) at the Youth World Archery Championships/Junior World (old name), while 15 only came from this meet.
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Cadet archers make clean sweep in team events at the Youth World Championships
Wroclaw, Aug 14 (Sports news) Indian archers achieved their best ever show in the Youth World Championships by grabbing three gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the compound section here on Saturday.
In absence of Asian heavyweights Korea and China, the Indian archers ruled the roost in the under-18 (cadet) section, where the men's, women's and mixed pair teams emerged world champions.
Priya Gurjar, who had topped the qualification round and the team set a world record, narrowly missed the individual gold, going down to Selene Rodriguez by three points (136-139) to settle for a silver.
Priya, Parneet Kaur and Ridhu Senthil Kumar had combined for 2067 to better the previous record by 22 points.
Parneet bagged a bronze, defeating Hallie Boulton of Great Britain 140-135.
Later in the day, India will fight for a fourth gold in junior woman individual section. India are also in hunt for a second bronze in junior men's individual.
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Earlier the women's team Priya, Parneet and Ridhi Varshini, who had shattered a four-year-old record in the rankings round, put up a splendid show to defeat their rivals from Turkey 228-216 en route to the gold medal.
The men's team of Kushal Dalal, Sahil Chaudhary and Nitin Apar followed suit, shocking the top seeds USA 233-231 in an intriguing contest to bag gold.
The Indian trio won the first end narrowly (58-57) and extended their lead by two points by shooting 59 out of 60 in the second end.
In the third end, the Indians shot five perfect 10s for a three-point advantage that proved decisive as the USA trio of Sawyer Sullivan, Isaac Sullivan and Nathan Zimmerman failed to overcome the deficit despite winning the fourth end (59-58).
The top-seeded mixed pair of Priya and Dalal then made a clean sweep in the cadet team events, defeating third seed USA 155-152 en route to bagging a third gold.
India are also in line for five more gold and two bronze medals in the recurve section on Sunday.
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