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Archery World Cup: India Sweeps All Compound Team Golds


India showcased its dominance in non-Olympic compound archery by securing a remarkable hat-trick of gold medals at the World Cup Stage 1 in Shanghai. The Indian archers delivered exceptional performances, clinching victory in all three team events. Let’s delve into the thrilling triumphs:

Women’s Compound Team Event: India Triumphs Over Italy in Archery World Cup

In a high-stakes battle, India’s women’s compound team emerged victorious against Italy, sealing their gold medal with a resounding score of 236-225. The trio of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Swami, and Parneet Kaur demonstrated precision and poise, dropping just four points throughout the match. Their flawless performance set the tone for India’s golden spree.

Men’s Compound Team Event: Abhishek Verma Leads the Charge

The Indian men’s compound team, comprising Abhishek Verma, Priyansh, and Prathamesh Fuge, outperformed their Dutch counterparts. With remarkable accuracy, they secured a 238-231 victory over the Netherlands’ Mike Schloesser, Sil Pater, and Stef Willems. Abhishek Verma’s leadership and the team’s unwavering focus propelled them to the top podium spot.

Mixed Compound Team Event: A Thrilling Finish

Completing the sweep, the mixed compound team added another gold medal to India’s tally. Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma combined forces to fend off a late surge from Estonian rivals Lisell Jaatma and Robin Jaatma. The intense contest culminated in a thrilling 158-157 victory for India, securing their third gold of the day.

Individual Pursuits Await in Archery World Cup

Jyothi Surekha Vennam, already a reigning Asian Games champion, continues her quest for individual glory. She remains in contention for an individual gold medal, with her semifinal match scheduled later in the day. Priyansh, too, aims for individual success in the compound segment.

As the medal rounds approach in the recurve section, India eyes further triumphs. The Indian men’s team faces Olympic champions South Korea in the gold medal clash, while Deepika Kumari vies for an individual medal in the women’s recurve section.

The Archery World Cup Stage 1 in Shanghai has witnessed India’s compound archers shine brightly, etching their names in gold. With unwavering determination, they continue to make the nation proud on the global stage.

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