Pune: Dynamic Divya Dhayal continues to bring laurels to the country, as she clinched two golds and one silver medal in the Asia Cup Stage 3 Archery ongoing in Chinese Taipei here on Saturday.
City girl Divya grabbed an individual gold in women’s compound event while she also played a big role in winning silver and gold in team and mixed team events.
Divya, fresh from her bronze medal winning performance at World Cup Stage 3 in Antalya, was on spot right from the start and did not lose her calm in front of tough opponents.
In the quarter-final, Divya defeated Maneesombatkul Kanyavee of Thailand 142-141. The semi-final was a hard fought contest as Divya got the better of the Malaysian girl Mat Salleh Fatin Nurfatehah. Match was tied 144-144, and in the tie-breaker, both the archers scored 9 points but Divya got the advantage of shooting arrow much more nearer to the centre and she ensured a place in the final.
In the final, Iranian archer Ghorbani Fereshteh gave Pune girl a tough fight and also took the lead in the initial stage but a shot of perfect 30 in the last 3 arrows helped Divya to clinch gold with a score line of 143-142.
Gold, silver in team
In the mixed team event, Divya and Mayank Rawat scored a 151-147 victory over Maneesombatkul Kanyavee and Phohiran Khwanchai of Thailand to pocket the gold medal.
Earlier in the semifinal, Divya and Mayank were flawless as they defeated Iranian pair of Baratchi Parisa and Ebadi Esmaeil 146-142, while in the quarter-final, the duo defeated Singapore’s Lee Alan and Madeleine Ong Xue Li 149-139.
In the women’s event, trio of Divya, Purvasha Shende and Megha Agarwal came home with the silver medal as they were ousted by Chinese Taipei’s Chen Yi-Hsuan, Lee Ting-Hsuan, Wu Ting-Ting 228-225.
Final was the hard fought contest where archers from both the teams gave their best. In the end it was a host Chinese Taipie’s archers who kept their nose ahead to win the gold medal.