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Archery World Cup: Gold In Sight For Indian Women’s, Mixed Compound Teams in Yankton

The seventh-seeded Indian women’s team, comprising Priya Gurjar, Muskan Kirar and Jyothi Surekha defeated USA in a close battle in semis.

Archery World Cup: Gold In Sight For Indian Women’s, Mixed Compound Teams in Yankton
Abhishek Verma, who led Indian mixed team's charge at the Archery World Cup, has also been elected to World Archery's athletes' committee. | News18
Archery World Cup: Gold In Sight For Indian Women’s, Mixed Compound Teams in Yankton
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2021-09-23T12:20:56+05:30

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 in Yankton. (Other Sports News)

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. Meanwhile, Verma, India's three-time World Cup gold medal-winner, has been elected to World Archery's athletes' committee for a four-year term.  

The 32-year-old was elected alongside reigning women's world champion Natalia Avdeeva of Russia after participants voted during the ongoing World Championships.

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