World Cup Stage 2: Indian archers bow out in quarterfinals of compound team events | More sports News

NEW DELHI: India’s women’s team, made up of Jyothi Surekha VennamAditi Swami and Avneet Kaur, lost to Turkey, who were seeded sixth, 228-231 in the quarter-finals of the compound team event at the Archery World Cup stage 2 Wednesday in Shanghai.
Meanwhile, India’s fifth-seeded men’s team, consisting of Ojas Deotale, Rishabh YadavAnd Prathamesh Jawkaralso failed to advance in the medal hunt, losing to Mexico 231-234.
However, India’s mixed pair of Ojas Deotale and Jyothi Surekha, who have already won Stage 1 of the World Cup, are still competing for the compound team event.
In recurve qualifications, Indian female archers performed better than their male counterparts. Simranjeet Kaur earned seventh place with 648 points, while teenager Bhajan Kaur finished in 17th place with 638 points.
Ankita Bhakat, an experienced archer, finished 24th with 630 points. As a result, the team, which finished fourth in the standings, will receive a first-round bye and advance directly to the pre-quarter-finals.

After picking up a first World Cup medal, a bronze at Stage 1 in Antalya last month, 21-year-old Dhiraj Bommadevara was the best among the Indians in men’s recurve qualifications.
The Army man scored 656 points en route to finishing 13th in the standings, topped by former veteran world champion Brady Ellison who was far ahead, tallying 670.
The rest of the Indians broke down as the country’s number one and two-time Olympian Atanu Das slipped to 44th (638), while youngster Neeraj Chauhan (638) finished third at 47th.
Veteran Tarundeep Rai failed to join the team, finishing 57th after scoring 631 points.
The 39-year-old, a silver medalist at the 2010 Asian Games, had a bad day and shot four times in the six-point outside ring and five times in the seven-point red ring.
Having failed to make the team, Rai will only be seen in action in the individual section where he will have his work cut out for him as he faces two-time Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Kim Je Deok in the first round.
The men’s team earned an eighth-place finish to secure a first-round bye and advance directly to the second round where they will face ninth-seeded Chinese Taipei.
(With PTI inputs)


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