Women’s recurve team settles for silver, India end with 3 medalsJune 27, 2022
The Indian women’s recurve team of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Simranjeet Kaur settled for a silver medal after the trio’s fairytale run was halted by Chinese Taipei in a one-sided final at the World Cup Stage 3 here today. India concluded their campaign with one gold and two silver medals.
The women’s recurve team failed to make much of an impact and lost 1-5 (53-56 56-56 53-56) to Chinese Taipei.
With Rio Olympics team bronze medallist Lei Chien-Ying in the line-up, third-seeded Chinese Taipei mounted early pressure with two 10s and four 9s as India shot a 7 in the first set that proved to be the turning point.
The Indians bounced back to level the second set but that was not enough as they again slipped in the third set, while Chinese Taipei maintained their consistency to seal the gold.
It was a memorable return for world No. 3 Deepika, who made a comeback
into the team after being sidelined following the Tokyo Olympics.
But the tournament was all about compound archer Jyothi Surekha Vennam, who led India’s medal tally with one gold (mixed team event with Abhishek Verma) and one silver (individual).
World No. 3 Jyothi too was snubbed in the Asian Games trials earlier this year.