Indian archers` disappointing show continues

New Delhi: India`s disappointing performance in the World Archery Championships continued with both the men`s and women`s compound teams losing in the pre-quarterfinals at Belek, Turkey on Friday.

The men`s compound trio of Rajat Chauhan, Sandeep Kumar and Abhishek Verma, who were seeded 13th, were no match to their fourth seeded opponents from France and lost 176:188 in the pre-quarterfinals at the Papillon Sports Center.

In the women`s compound team event, Trisha Deba, Jhano Hansdah and Jyothi Surekha Vennam lost to world`s top-ranked side, United States of America 156:172 in the pre-quarters.

India`s campaign in the individual events had ended yesterday with Rajat Chauhan being able to reach to the quarters in the men`s compound event.

In the recurve mixed team event, the Indian pair of Deepika Kumari and Jayanta Talukdar had lost to Chinese Taipei in the quarters.

India`s medal hope remained only in the compound mixed team event tomorrow with the duo of Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma taking on their United States counterparts in the bronze-medal play-off.