28 Apr 2024

Archery World Cup 2024: Deepika Kumari wins silver medal, India got record 5 gold

Former number one player Deepika Kumari has won the silver medal in the Archery World Cup 2024 being played in Shanghai.

In the final match, South Korea's archer defeated Deepika Kumari. Sports Authority of India (SAI) has given this information.

Eyeing her first gold medal in five attempts at the showpiece season-ending event, Deepika won her quarters and semifinals easily but lost 2-6 against the reigning world number one and top-seeded Misun on Sunday.

Sai wrote on social media platform X, "Deepika Kumari has won silver medal in Archery World Cup."

"India has created history by winning a total of eight medals including five gold medals."

On Saturday, India's Jyoti, Aditi and Preneet won the gold medal by defeating the Italian team in the women's team event.

Making a comeback after one-year, sixth seeded Deepika defeated Korean third seed Kawanaka Kaori 6-4 in the quarters to open her campaign in the showpiece event.

In the semis, she won by an identical margin against Le Chien-Ying who settled for a bronze after beating Mackenzie Brown in the third place playoff. 

Earlier on Saturday, Verma had bagged India a first ever Archery World Cup Final medal in the compound section.

Indian men’s recurve team bags gold

Indian men’s recurve team of Dhiraj Bommadevara, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav shocked reigning Olympic champions South Korea in a historic win to land an Archery World Cup gold medal after 14 years, here on Sunday.

This is Indian men’s recurve team’s maiden triumph over the archery powerhouse in a World Cup final, and it will boost its chances of securing a berth in the upcoming Paris Olympics.

The trio of Dhiraj, Tarundeep and Pravin showed ice-cool composure to get the better of the mighty Koreans without dropping a set.

The 40-year-old Army man Tarundeep was also a part of the gold medal-winning team in Shanghai World Cup Stage 4 in August 2010. Then the recurve team comprising Rahul Banerjee, Tarundeep and Jayanta defeated Japan.

In a battle between the top-two seeds of the competition, India won 5-1 (57-57, 57-55, 55-53), taking their gold medal count to five in the season-opening Stage 1 World Cup.

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