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Archery World Cup Stage 3: Abhishek Verma, Jyothi Surekha reach compound mixed final

Verma and Jyothi extended their lead to five points in the third round which proved decisive, even as their rivals levelled it 38-38 in the final set of arrows.

Kartik Mehindru Edited by: Kartik Mehindru New Delhi Published on: June 24, 2022 17:49 IST
Jyothi Surekha and Abhishek Verma | File Photo
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Jyothi Surekha and Abhishek Verma | File Photo

In what turned out to be another great day for the India archers the ace duo of  Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam made it to the compound mixed final after defeating Estonia's Robin Jaatma and Lisell Jaatma 156-151  on Friday.

Making a comeback after more than seven months, world number 3 Jyothi, who was sidelined in the Asian Games trial, is also in the hunt for an individual medal, having advanced into the semi-final.

A day after Lisell gave Jyothi a tough fight in the individual quarterfinal, the Estonian along with her teammate Robin failed to create much pressure and slipped behind after the Indian pair had a perfect first round.

Maintaining their consistency, Verma and Jyothi extended their lead to five points in the third round which proved decisive, even as their rivals levelled it 38-38 in the final set of arrows.

Having got a bye into the pre-quarters, third-seeded India began their mixed team campaign by eliminating Puerto Rico by a handsome eight-point margin (158-150).

In the quarters, the Indian duo faced their stiffest challenge from El Salvador's Roberto Hernandez and Sofia Paiz who stretched it to shoot-off.

But Verma and Jyothi kept their calm to oust their 11th seed opponents, drilling in an X which made the difference in the shoot-off after their final scoreline read an identical 155-155 (19-19).

A new-look recurve mixed pair of Tarundeep Rai and Ankita Bhakat, however, made a first-round exit going down to lower-ranked Kazakhstan 4-5 (34-36 37-33 37-35 35-36) (18-20) in a shoot-off.

The Indian duo was inconsistent and squandered a 4-2 lead from being 0-2 down as the Kazakh bounced back to force a shoot-off.

In the shoot-off, Rai and Ankita managed two 9s as the Kazakh pair sealed it with two perfect 10s. Ankita made the cut at the expense of world number 3 Deepika Kumari, who slipped in the qualification round. 

The Indian duo will face fifth seed France in the compound mixed team final on Saturday.

(Inputs PTI)