India finished fourth in the Archery World Cup Stage 3; Indian women win recurve team gold
Powered by Deepika Kumari’s gold and bronze medal performances on the concluding day, India finished fourth in the Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Medellin, Colombia.
Deepika shot four perfect 10s in windy conditions to lead India to a 201-186 thrashing of China for the team gold medal on Sunday. Later, Deepika paired up with Atanu Das to win the mixed team bronze with an 18-point margin (150-132) against the Mexicans.
Top-seeded China had a disastrous first end with Ming missing the target completely and failing to register a score while Jing and Yuanyuan came up with 6 and 5.
The other two Indian members Rimil Buriuly and Bombayla Devi managed 11 between them while Deepika had an 8 to open up a massive 46-33 lead after the first end. It was too late for China to stage a recovery, as India extended their lead to 147-134 before the last six arrows.
The Chinese trio tried hard but it was difficult to hit the perfect 10s in windy conditions as Deepika showed class to ensure the gold by a handsome 15-point margin.