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World Archery Championships: India women’s team enter final, to face Colombia

Indian women’s archery team got the better of Germany in the semi-finals of compound team event at the World Archery Championships in Mexico City and will face Colombia for the gold medal clash.

other sports Updated: Oct 20, 2017 20:11 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Mexico City
World Archery Championships,Trisha Deb,Archery
India will take on Colombia in the final of the compound event at World Archery Championships.(Getty Images)

The Indian team got the better of Germany 232-227 in the compound women’s team semi-finals, to set up a gold-medal match against Colombia at the World Archery Championships.

The Indian team comprising Trisha Deb, Lily Chanu Paonam and Jyothi Surekha Vennam defeated their German rivals quite comfortably.

Deb, Paonam and Vennam scored matches of 232, 233 and 232 points as they beat Russia, Denmark and Germany in the elimination matches.

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Paonam and Vennam both finished in the top-10 individually at these championships, while Deb came 17th after losing in the third round.

“We are so proud of ourselves, it’s amazing to make the final,” Paonam said.

Vennam added: “We will shoot the same as today and try to win the gold. It will be our first time shooting against Colombia and they are good, so we are excited about it.”

The Indian squad had the highest per-match average of any team in the field in Mexico.

First Published: Oct 20, 2017 19:47 IST