Indians disappoint, settle for three silver

Kolkata: Inconsistency coupled with some sloppy finishes cost the Indian archers dear as they lost all their matches in the final to settle for three silver medals in the Archery World Cup in Ogden, USA.

The Indians figured in three finals and one bronze medal play-off in the recurve section events held on Friday, but in none of them could register a win on the penultimate day.

The country`s gold medal hope now rests on women`s trio of Jhano Hansdah, Gagandeep Kaur and Manjudha Soy, who have made it to a World Cup final in the compound section for the first time.

They will take on the host’s trio of Erika Anschutz, Christie Colin and Jamie van Natta in the summit clash, scheduled later on Saturday.

In what could have been a hattrick of gold medals for promising teen archer Deepika Kumari turned out to be a flop show as she lost both her individual as well as team finals with some inconsistent performances.

In the mixed pair final, Deepika`s partner Talukdar let her down by running out of time in his last arrow, to pick a zero that virtually crowned their American opponents.

The women`s recurve team of Deepika, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro began the Indian campaign on a sorry note when they lost to their opponents from Ukraine 213-210 to settle for a silver.


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