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India strikes gold in men`s compound team event

20 May 2017, 02:40 | Rodolfo Wallace

Abhishek Verma celebrates

Abhishek Verma celebrates

The Indian men's compound team on Saturday defeated Colombia to clinch the gold medal on the penultimate day of the archery World Cup stage 1 championship here.

The men's recurve archers too fared no better in the individual event with India's top-ranked male archer Atanu Das losing 5-6 in the quarter-finals against the Netherlands' Steve Wijler.

India were represented by Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh.

In the fourth set, India emerged victorious as they extended their lead to 226-221.

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"Before coming here, we planned every detail to make it work". They successfully clinched a gold in the very first season of World cup. Verma and Jyoti will take on the USA.

With yet another four flawless 10s including one X from a possible six, the Indian team clinched the second end 58-56 to stretch their lead to three points (116-113).

Both the teams managed only 52 points each in the third end, but it was more beneficial to India than Colombia as they maintained a three-point lead. The Indian team comprises fearless archers like Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh who are well-known for their archery. The Indian team made the final after beating USA team in a closely-fought semifinal. In the bronze play-off, Verma and Jyothi trailed 38-39 against Wilde and Jamie in the first end and failed to catch up. Needed to win by two points, India posted 36 against USA's 37 which was enough to settle the issue.



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