Indian compound mixed pair in Archery World Cup final

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 07, 2014, 20:24 PM IST

Kolkata: Indian compound mixed pair team of Abhishek Verma and Purvasha Shende has assured itself of a medal after advancing into the final in the Archery World Cup Stage IV being held in Wroclaw, Poland.

According to information received here, the Indian team was adjudged winner against Russia on the basis of cumulative scores after an impasse in the shoot-off following a 154-154 tie in the event yesterday.

Both the teams shot one perfect 10 and nine each in the shoot-off as the third-ranked India set up a summit clash against the United Statez, edging out second-ranked Russia.

The US got the better of Mexico 156-152 in the other compound mixed pair semis.

The compound mixed pair final is slated for Saturday.

India will also have a medal hope in the recurve mixed pair`s bronze play-off where the duo of Jayanta Talukdar and Deepika Kumari take on Belarus` Anton Prilepov and Ekaterina Timofeyeva.

Talukdar-Deepika earlier lost out to Mexico 3-5 in the semifinals.