Archery World Cup- Indian men win gold in compound archery
India's compound men's archery team claimed gold medal in the Stage 1 of the Archery World Cup in Shanghai. The team, comprised of Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh registered a 226-221 victory over the Colombian team on the penultimate day of the tournament. It is India's first gold medal in the men's compound event at the Archery world cup.
Archery World Cup
Archery World Cup was started by the World Archery Federation in 2006 and has been played annually since its inception. It is played in four stages in four different countries, followed by the finals at the end of the year. The tournament has men, women and team events in recurve and compound categories. The top eight archers enter the finals after the four stages.
2017 Archery World Cup
The four stages of the 2017 Archery World Cup will be held in Shanghai, Antalya, Salt Lake City and Berlin. The venue for the finals is yet to be decided. The Stage one is scheduled to take place from 16 to 21 May.
Who all are participating from India?
India will participate in the men's compound team this year. Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh will constitute the compound team. Verma, along with Jyothi Surekha Vennam will participate in the mixed pair category. In recurve, Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari will represent India in the men's and women's singles and pair up for the mixed event.
India's road to the finals
India entered the tournament as the fourth seeded team. In the first round, they defeated Vietnam 226-225. India's next victims were the World Champions Iran in the quarterfinals and top seeded USA in the semi-finals. India won both the matches with a score of 232-230.