Archery Current Affairs - 2019
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The Indian Men’s compound archery team has managed to win gold after defeating Columbia 226-221 in the archery World Cup stage 1 championships held in Shanghai, China. Indian archery team were represented by Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh. The Colombian team comprised Camilo Andres Cardona, Jose Carlos Ospina and Daniel Munoz. India beat USA in the semifinal and edged out Iran in the quarterfinals. The team also defeated Vietnam in the first round.
The women’s team, however, failed to shine in the event. In the Women’s event, South Korea, Denmark and Russia emerged as winners in that order.
The Indian mixed recurve team of Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das has won the silver medal at the Archery World Cup held in Antalya, Turkey.
In the final match played at Konyaalti Beach Park, the Indian team lost to South Korea by 1-5 score. In the first of the match, Indian team trailed by 0-2 score against the top-seeded Korean pair of Choi Misun and Ku Bonchan.
The Sixth seeded Indian recurve duo reached final of this world cup after defeating second-seeded Italian pair of Mauro Nespoli and Guendalina Sartori by 5-1 score in the semi-finals.
Earlier, the Indian women’s recurve team of Bombayla Devi Laishram, Deepika Kumari and Laxmirani Majhi finished at fourth position.