Indian Contingent Wins Eight Medals At Archery World Cup In Shanghai

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The Indian contingent has won eight medals including 5 Gold, 2 Silver and a bronze so far at Archery World Cup in Shanghai.

The Indian trio of Dhiraj Bommadevara, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav shocked reigning Olympic champions of South Korea in Recurve Men’s Team event to claim the fifth gold. This is the first-ever triumph of Indian men’s recurve team over the archery powerhouse in a World Cup final. This will boost India’s prospects for securing a berth in the upcoming Paris Olympics. Meanwhile, in the finals of women’s recurve individual event, India’s Deepika Kumari goes down to Asian Games champion Lim Sihyeon of South Korea and settles for the silver.

Earlier, Reigning Asian Games champion Jyothi Surekha Vennam added a fourth gold in women’s compound individual section yesterday, while Priyansh settled for a maiden World Cup silver in the men’s individual compound section.

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

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