Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Bombayla Devi Laishram, Rimil Buriuly and Deepika Kumari won the gold medal in Archery World Cup 2013

Posted by Siva Kumar Ari
In windy condition Indian women defeated Olympic silver medalist Chinese team for lifting their first World Cup team gold since Shanghai 2011 ... In the final Deepika hit four 10s from her 8 arrows in difficult conditions and helped India in their Gold medal win.

Bombayla Devi Laishram, Rimil Buriuly and Deepika Kumari  win the gold medal in Women's Recurve Team event
Bombayla Devi Laishram, Rimil Buriuly and Deepika Kumari  win the gold medal in Women's Recurve Team event


Jing Xu and Ming Cheng were part of Chinese team who won Olympic team silver in London and their third teammate Yuanyuan Cui was individual winner in Antalya (last World cup), is shooting here for the individual bronze medal ... This final match started in the worst possible way for China as they missed first arrow and their archers struggled to handle windy condition followed by several disastrous scores ... After one end India take 13 points lead, 46-33 ... In the second end both teams scored 51 points so Indian women kept 13 points lead, 97-84 ... Third end was also tied as both teams managed 50 points, Indian women kept their lead 147-134 ... In last and fourth end Indian women scored 54 points and Chinese women managed 52 only and Indian women completed convicing win by 15 points against formidable Chinese team ... This is India's 5th win against Chinese team in 12 meetings.

In Recurve Mixed team event Indian team of Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari lifted Bronze medal beating Olympic silver medalist Aida Roman and Juan René Serrano ... Mexican pair hit couple of 6s in first end which gave lead to Indians, 37-32 ... Which Indian pair increased to 10 points after Second end, 75-65 ... Indian archers were hitting target consistently and then increased their lead to 112-97 after Third end ... Indians showed lot more composure in adjusting this difficult windy condition and completed dominating win over Mexican pair, 150-132.

Good outing in this final stage of World Cup for Indian archers who won one Gold medal and two Bronze medals. :)

Hearty congratulations 

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