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Jun 25, 2018
7:24PM

Archery World Cup: Deepika Kumari clinches gold medal in women's recurve event

In Archery, Deepika Kumari clinched a gold medal in the women's recurve event at stage three of World Cup in Salt Lake City of US. Deepika defeated Michelle Kroppen of Germany 7-3. 

With the win, the four-time World Cup final silver medalist has automatically qualified for the Archery World Cup Final to be held in Samsun of Turkey later this year. Deepika's last victory at a World Cup stage event came six years ago at Antalya.
  
Tan Ya-Ting of Chinese Taipei won bronze medal after beating Gabriela Bayardo of the Netherlands in four sets, 7-1. 
 
However, in the recurve mixed pair section, team of Deepika and Atanu Das, lost to Chinese Taipei pair of Tang Chih-Chun and Tan Ya-Ting 4-5 in the shoot-off.
On Sunday, Abhishek Verma secured an individual silver and a mixed team bronze medal in compound events.
 
In the medal standings, India finished fourth behind US, Colombia and Chinese Taipei with a gold, silver and bronze each in the penultimate stage of the World Cup.
India's Asian Games-bound archery squad will now head to Berlin to take part in fourth stage of World Cup from 16th to 22nd of next month.

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