Ojas, Jyothi stun mighty Koreans, bag successive World Cup gold | More sports News

SHANGHAI: Continuing their dream race, the Indian duo made up of two mixed teams Ojas Deotale And Jyothi Surekha Vennam stunned heavyweights saturday Korea to win successive World Cup gold medals here.
After winning the World Cup stage 1 gold in Antalya last month, the pair continued their newfound chemistry and fired with composure to edge the top-seeded Korean team 156-155.

The Indian duo and the seasoned Korean duo Kim Jongho and Oh Yoohyun shot identical 39s out of 40 in each of the first three ends.
In the final end, the Koreans cracked under the pressure as Deotale and Jyoti came in with a 39 again to seal their back-to-back World Cup gold medals.
Having made an early exit in the individual section, Jyothi had a perfect start to the final, even as her 20-year-old partner struggled for a perfect 10.
Ojas, however, completed well and gave his best when Jyothi missed the 10 a few times as the pair showed perfect chemistry at the top level.
Locked 117-117 going into the final end, Jyothi shot a 10 with his last arrow, while Oh Yoohyun’s last arrow needed a measure to confirm the Indians victory.

“Throughout the World Cup, our coordination and shooting process was very good. And in the final too, we focused on our shooting process,” Jyothi said.
Jyothi has now started the 2023 World Cup season well with three gold medals including one in the individual section at the Antalya stage.
THE Vijayawada archer is now dreaming big with the Archery World Championships in Berlin a few months later.
World’s Championships are the most important event for us. And winning the gold medals is a big boost to our confidence. We are looking to build on our momentum,” she added.


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