Indian men archers strike gold in WC stage 1

Joanna Estrada
May 20, 2017

Indian Men's team defeated Colombia in the finals to clinch the gold in the compound event in Shanghai on Saturday.

The Indian team comprising of Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither, and Amanjeet Singh won by a score of 226-221, reports ESPN. We all shot well throughout the week and what we really want is to create a good impression of us in front of other teams.

The men's recurve archers too fared no better in the individual event with India's top-ranked male archer Atanu Das losing 5-6 in the quarter-finals against the Netherlands' Steve Wijler.

The Indians grabbed a slender lead in the opening set by clinching it 58-57.

Atanu and Deepika combined in the Recurve mixed combination where they made a quarterfinal exit after a 3-5 defeat to Russian Federation.

In the mixed pair event, Abhishek Verma with Jyothi Surekha Vennam had earlier made it to the bronze medal play-off.

Both the teams scored 52 in the third end as India continued to lead by three points.

The Verma-led team put up another flawless display to cap the fourth end with four 10s including one X en route to 58 out of a possible 60 as Colombians paled in comparison with a 56 to slip to a big defeat. The duo lost to second-seeded Korean in the semi-finals.

Indian team had made it into the final by defeating the United States.

Needed to win by two points, India posted 36 against USA's 37 which was enough to settle the issue.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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