Gwangju Archery World Cup: India men’s compund team wins gold, makes it 2 in a row

Archery World Cup: India’s composite men’s team defeated France in a close match for a gold medal, finishing on the top step of the podium in successive stages of the world championship.

Archery World Cup: India’s composite men’s team wins 2nd consecutive gold medal (Photo Courtesy: World Archery)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India defeated France 232-230 in the final to win the gold medal
  • The trio of Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini and Rajat Chauhan shone in Gwangju
  • India had beaten France in Antalya World Cup Stage 1 last month

India’s composite men’s archery team has won the gold medal at the 2nd leg of the Archery World Cup in Gwangju, South Korea. It was their second consecutive World Cup gold medal as the team comprising Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini and Rajat Chauhan finished on the top step of the podium in Turkey’s Antalya last month.

India came from behind to beat France by two points in an intense finish to win the gold medal on Saturday.

It was a repeat of the stage 1 final as India fought back against France from behind to win the gold medal. With a near perfect showing in the 3rd end after a shaky start in the first two ends. India defeated France 232-230. In the semifinals, India defeated host country Korea in a thrilling shoot-off.

In the last World Cup final in Antalya in April, the trio of Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini and Rajat Chauhan had defeated France by a point.

BRONZE IN MIXED TEAM

Star Indian compound archer Verma then won a second medal when he teamed up with Avneet Kaur to pimp the senior Turkey’s Amircan Haney and Ayse Bera Suzer 156-155 to take the bronze in the mixed team event.

For Kaur, this was her second bronze after previously winning a team bronze in the women’s event.


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