Pune: Dynamic Divya Dhayal let her bow do all the talking, as she helped Indian team to claim the silver medal in the Compound category of the Archery World Cup at Antalya in Turkey.
Although India lost the final contest 228-231 against Chinese Taipei, it was an overall good performance from the team, which had Arjuna awardee Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Muskan Kirar as the other two players.
In the final, the Indian trio registered a score of 57, 55, 59, 57 while Chinese Taipei counterparts scored 59, 58, 57, 57 to outplay India.
In round two, the Indians had to sweat hard to beat Italy. The score was tied 227-227 after four rounds. In the tie-breaker, the Indian team scored 10, 9 and 8 while Italy started with the bulls eye but could only manage brace of eight in next two rounds, which gave India one point victory with the scoreline reading 27-26.
Women falter in recurve bronze medal play-off
- Indian women’s recurve team paid the price of inconsistency as it lost the bronze medal match to Chinese Taipei on the concluding day of the second stage Archery WC.
- Eyeing a third medal from the meet, the Indian trio of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Promila Daimary started poorly before winning the third set but that was not enough as Taipei clinched the contest 6-2 in the fourth set.
- The Indian team struggled to find the perfect 10s while Taipei brilliantly raised their level in set 4 to produce five 10s out of a possible six to win the match.
- India thus ended their campaign with a silver and a bronze, courtesy a fine show in the compound section.
Final: Chinese Taipei beat India 231-228.
Semifinal: Turkey lost to India 224-233.
Quarterfinal: India beat South Africa 234-230.
Round two: Italy 227 lost to India 227 Tie breaker: 26-27.
Round one: India vs Indonesia (bye).