Archery World Cup: Indian Recurve Team Exits Early

The Indian men’s recurve team, seeded eighth, started their campaign with a tough 5-3 victory (57-57, 56-58, 57-56, 58-51) against Chinese Taipei.

The Indian archers faced elimination at the hands of hot favourites Korea in the men’s recurve team event quarterfinals at the World Cup Stage 1 in a manner similar to prior meetings.

The team, made up of Dhiraj Bommadevara, Atanu Das, and Neeraj Chauhan, lost to the top-seeded Korean team, made up of Lee Woo Seok, Kim Je Deok, and Kim Woojin, by a lopsided score of 0-6 (54-55, 56-57, 54-59). The Indian archers tried their best, but they couldn’t defeat their strong Korean foes.

Good start

The Indian men’s recurve team, the eighth-seeded squad, defeated Chinese Taipei 5-3 (57-57, 56-58, 57-56, 58-51) to start their campaign.

Women team’s poor performance

Simranjeet Kaur, Avneet Kaur, and Ankita Bhakat, a women’s archery trio who received the fourth seed in team qualification, had a terrible performance and lost in the first round. Their performance was deemed clumsy and underwhelming, which led to their elimination from the competition.

Simranjeet Kaur, Avneet Kaur, and Ankita Bhakat, members of the Indian women’s archery squad, lost against lower-ranked Indonesia with a score of 1-5 (54-57, 57-57, 50-52). Sadly, this defeat led to their disqualification from the race.

Mixed-pair to the second round

The mixed pair combo of Dhiraj Bommadevara and Simranjeet Kaur, however, will now be the focus of Indian ambitions in the recurve mixed team competition. Due to their fifth-place finish in the qualifying rounds, they received a bye into the second round (pre-quarterfinals) of the draw.


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