Archery World Cup Stage 1: India’s Jyothi Surekha Vennam And Abhishek Verma Storm Into Compound Mixed Team Final

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In Archery, India’s Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma stormed into the compound mixed team final at the Archery World Cup Stage 1 in Shanghai on Friday. In a close match, the world No.2 Indians triumphed over their Mexican opponents, Andrea Becerra and Lot Maximo Ortiz, 155-151. Vennam and Verma will face the lower-ranked Estonian siblings, Robin Jaatma and Lisell Jaatma in the final clash tomorrow. Jyothi is already in the hunt for a hat-trick of top podium finishes as she has advanced to the women’s compound section final and the Semi-final of the individual section earlier.

In women’s recurve category, three time Olympian, India’s Deepika Kumari advanced to the semifinals today. The former world number one defeated Korean Jeon Hunyoung, 6-4, in the quarterfinal. Deepika will face the seventh seeded Nam Suhyeon of South Korea in the semifinal.

While in mixed recurve, the fourth-seeded Indian duo of Ankita Bhakat and Dhiraj Bommadevara faced a defeat against the top-seeded Korean duo of Lim and Kim Woojin in straight sets 0-6, in the Semi-final. They will fight for bronze against Mexico.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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