Indian women archers win silver medal in World Archery Championships 2017

Indian women archers win silver medal in World Archery Championships 2017

Image: Indian women compound team's archers with their medals

The Indian women’s compound team won a silver medal in World Archery Championships 2017 held at Mexico City, Mexico. The Indians won the medal after losing narrowly to Colombian team in the final.


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Indian team comprising of Paonam Lily Chanu, Trisha Deb, and Jyothi Surekha Vennam was on the verge of making a historic win however had to settle for silver a medal. The Indians nevertheless was able to win a medal in the compound team archery section at the World Championships for the first time.

The Indian women lost the final by 228-234 to the fourth seeded Colombian team of the world record holder Sara Lopez, Alejandra Usquiano and Nora Valdez . With this medal, India has won five silver medals at the World Championships in Mexico .


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Colombia, who landed only six arrows out of the 10-ring, took a three-point lead, 58-55, after the first six arrows and never let go.

The Indian squad had the highest per-match average of any team in the field in Mexico. India beat Russia by 232-229 in the first round and Denmark by 233-229 in the quarter final. The team defeated archers from Germany by 232-228 in semi final before clashing Colombia in the final. On the other hand, Columbians beat Canada, South Africa and South Korea on their ways to the final.


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Korean team of Song Yun Soo, So Chaewon and Choi Bomin won bronze medal with victory over Germany by 235-227 in the event.

 

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