Deepika Kumari wins silver medal in 2015 Archery World Cup Final

India’s ace women archer Deepika Kumari has won the Silver medal in recurve event at the 2015 Archery World Cup Final held in Mexico City.

In the final match, South Korea’s Choi Misun defeated Deepika Kumari and won the gold medal by 6-2 score.

This was Deepika’s fourth World Cup Final silver medal. Earlier she had won it after being runner-up at Istanbul (2011), Tokyo (2012) and Paris (2013) Archery World Cup Final.

In this edition of World Cup, India won two silver medals with Abhishek Verma opening the account for the country in the compound section.


Abhishek Verma wins Silver medal at Archery World Cup Final

Ace Indian archer Abhishek Verma has won Silver medal in the 2015 Archery World Cup Final in the men’s individual compound section.

In the summit clash played in Mexico City, he was defeated by Turkey’s Demir Elmaagcli by winning gold medal by 145-143 score.

It was India’s first ever ‘Archery World Cup Final’ medal in the compound section in this edition of World Cup.

Earlier in the semifinals, Verma had defeated Mario Cardoso of Mexico by 150-142 score to enter in the Archery World Cup Final.

Abhishek Verma is an Asian Games (2014) individual silver medallist in the men’s individual compound event. He also had won the gold medal in the Asian Games (2014) in the men’s compound archery team event along with Rajat Chauhan and Sandeep Kumar.


Hurricane Patricia makes landfall near Mexico’s Pacific coast

Hurricane Patricia has struck Mexico’s Pacific coast with destructive winds that forced thousands of people to flee homes and beach front resorts.

The hurricane’s centre (eye) made its landfall in sparsely populated Puerto Vallarta coastline of Mexico’s west Pacific coast bringing lashing rains, surging seas and cyclonic winds along with it.

Key facts

  • Patricia has been recorded as the most powerful hurricane in the Western Hemisphere in terms of barometric pressure.
  • It was having central pressure of 880 millibars and maximum sustained winds of 325 kph.
  • US National Hurricane Center (USNHC) has categorized the hurricane as a Category Five storm which is the highest classification.
  • Patricia originated near the Gulf of Tehuantepec as a tropical storm and later strengthened to a hurricane of category 5 storm.