Indian men’s team wins Compound gold in World Cup archery
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Indian men’s team wins Compound gold in World Cup archery

The Indian men’s archery team beat Colombia to the gold medal in the World Cup in Shanghai. India beat USA in the semis and Iran in the quarters.

other sports Updated: May 20, 2017 12:18 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Abhishek Verma (shooting) played a key role as the Indian men’s team won the compound gold medal in archery World Cup stage one in Shanghai on Saturday. (Reuters)

The Indian men’s compound team struck gold on the penultimate day of the archery World Cup stage 1 championship in Shanghai, China on Saturday. The women’s team, however, did not finish on the podium.

India were represented by Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh.

India beat Colombia 226-221 for the gold. In the semifinal, India got the better of the United States 232-230 while India edge out Iran by an identical margin the quarterfinals. India beat Vietnam in the first round.

The Colombian team comprised Camilo Andres Cardona, Jose Carlos Ospina and Daniel Munoz.

The Indians grabbed a slender lead in the opening set by clinching it 58-57 and built on it in the next three to emerge triumphant. The Colombians did manage to tie the 3rd set 52-52.

In the women’s competition, Korea, Denmark and Russia finished in that order.

First Published: May 20, 2017 11:45 IST