Archery World Cup 2024: Deepika in semi-finals, four medals assured for archers

Continuing her stellar performance after becoming a mother, former world number one Deepika Kumari defeated Korea’s Jeon Hunyoung to enter the semi-finals of the first stage of the Archery World Cup while the compound archers ensured India’s fourth medal. Three-time Olympian Deepika slipped to 142nd place in the world rankings, defeating Zion by 6. Defeated by 4 (27.28, 27.27, 29.28, 29.27, 28.28).

Now she will face Nam Suhyeon of Korea in the semi-finals. Earlier, the compound mixed team of Jyoti Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma made it to the finals. The world number two team lost only five points to Mexico’s Andrea Becerra and Lotte Maximo Mendez Ortiz at 155. Defeated by 151. Now they will face Estonia. Jyoti is also included in the women’s compound team which reached the final on Wednesday. Asian Games gold medalist Jyoti is in the race for a hat-trick of medals.

Indian archers reached the finals of four team events and Jyoti and Priyansh are in the race for medals after reaching the semi-finals in the compound individual category. The Indian team has reached the finals of compound men’s, women’s, mixed and men’s recurve team events. Jyoti and Verma had a bye in the first round after which they scored 160 out of 160 to defeat Australia’s Georgia Graham and Brendan Hawes by eight points. After this they defeated Maria Shkolna and Gilles Cevert of Luxembourg at 155. Beat by 151.

Fourth seeded Indian recurve mixed team Ankita Bhakat and Dheeraj Bommadevara were defeated by top seeds Lim and Kim Woojin of Korea in the semi-finals. Defeated by 0. Now they will play Mexico for the bronze medal. In recurve, Tarundeep Rai lost to Andres Tamino in the quarterfinals by 3. Lost by 7.

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