Indian athletes worldwide are showcasing a sublime form as they pick up yet another Gold Medal in Archery World.
Only a week after the gold medal of Neeraj Chopra, Indians have another gold medal to cheer about. This time it comes from the sport of Archery.
The pair of Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha won this medal in the Compound mix event. They defeated the veteran French team of Jean Boulch and Sophie Dodemont by 152-149.
The Indians had a flying start to the match. They drilled four 10s which included two Xs. Hence giving them a 2 point lead over their French counterparts.
In the second end, the French team made a comeback. Cutting the deficit to just one point, they were inches away from getting back to level pegging.
Both the teams couldn’t be separated in the third end. Hence a final fourth end was played in which India cruised to a 2-point victory.
This is India’s maiden gold in this particular event at the Archery World Cup.
With this medal, they opened their account at the Archery World Cup.
Jyothi Surekha wins silver in Women’s individual category
The world number 3 Jyothi Surekha soon doubled this up in the individual event later in the day. She faced a formidable opponent in the form of Ella Gibson of Great Britain in the final. And came second best as the archers went into the shoot-out round.
After shooting 15 arrows, both the archers were tied. It was one of the best performances so far in the tournament. At one moment, it felt like both the archers couldn’t aim for anything other than a perfect 10.
However, the barest of margins was the difference between the two players. And Jyothi was forced to settle for a silver medal in the women’s individual category.