Archery World Cup: Women recurve team shocks top seed Germany to make final
In the final, India will face seventh seed Chinese Taipei.
New Delhi: After disappointing performances in individual events, Indian women's recurve team on Friday shocked top seed Germany to make the finals at at the Yuanshen Stadium, in Shanghai, China.
The trio of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla and Laxmirani Majhi shot an impressive three 9s, followed by three Xs to take a 2-0 lead in the first set.
The German team of Lisa Unruh, Elena Richter and Karina Winter recovered in the second to total 57 points but the Indians matched them to take a 3-1 lead.
There was a minor blip by the Indians in the third set where they shot two 8s as Germans levelled 3-3 but Deepika, Laxmirani and Bombayla were back in their elements in the decider to edge their opponents by a solitary point to wrap the issue 5-3.
India, seeded fourth, began their campaign with a 6-0 blanking of the US, seeded 13th, while in the quarters they overcame a stiff challenge from their Chinese opponents 5-4 in a match that was decided in the shoot-off.
In the final, India will face seventh seed Chinese Taipei, which blanked higher-ranked Russia 6-0 in their semis.
India also remained in medal hunt in the men's team and mixed pair in the recurve section but compound archers have failed to make to any of the medal rounds in China.