India's Deepika Kumari wins bronze at Archery World Cup Finals

Indian archer Deepika Kumari on Sunday clinched a bronze medal in the Archery World Cup Finals in Turkey. It was Kumari’s fifth podium finish in the World Cup Finals. 

India's Deepika Kumari wins bronze at Archery World Cup Finals
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Indian archer Deepika Kumari on Sunday clinched a bronze medal in the Archery World Cup Finals in Turkey. It was Kumari’s fifth podium finish in World Cup Finals. 

The seasoned archer put up a stunning performance to beat Germany’s Lisa Unruh in a nervy third-place clash. Deepika and Lisa scored 5-5 at the end of five sets, pushing the match to a shoot-off. Both the players shot a 9 but Kumari emerged as the winner as her arrow was closer to the centre.  

"Most of the times, I end up losing a shoot-off so I started panicking. I told myself, 'I will accept whatever be the result. I will just give my best shot. I'm satisfied with the arrow," Deepika said after the win. 

"Before the Asian Games, I had dengue fever and then I lost my strength. I could not even draw my bow. After the Asian Games, I took a break of 15 days before coming here," Kumari, who had to return from the Indonesia Asian Games without a medal, said.

The Indian contingent concluded their tournament with one silver and two bronze medals in their kitty.

(With Agency inputs)

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