Indian Archer Deepika Kumari wins Bronze at World Cup Final 2018


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India’s Deepika Kumari on Sunday brought home the bronze award in the wake of beating Lisa Unruh of Germany in a one-bolt shoot off in the ladies’ recurve occasion at the 2018 Archery World Cup. In the bronze decoration match, Deepika and Lisa were tied at 5-5 after five sets. Be that as it may, the Indian held her nerves to take one point in the shoot off and win the decoration. Deepika, the previous World No 1, is a four-time Archery World Cup Finals silver medallist from six versions of the occasion (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017).

In 2018, Deepika had crushed Germany’s Michelle Kroppen to win her first gold decoration in ladies’ individual recurve occasion at the World Cup following a hole of six years. Prior to that, she had won gold in Antalya 2012 World Cup.

“I’m happy but I know I could have done more,” Deepika was cited as saying by the official Twitter record of World Archery.

The 24-year-old Indian bowman had beaten Chien-Ying Lei of Chinese Taipei 6-4 in the recurve ladies quarterfinal and progressed to the elimination round of the competition. Be that as it may, Deepika, right now positioned eighth, lost 3-7 to Yasemin Anagoz of Turkey in the recurve ladies elimination rounds.

This was India’s second bronze award in the opposition.

Abhishek Verma beat Jongho Kim of South Korea 149-147 in men’s compound occasion to bring home the bronze award.

In the compound blended group last, India secured the silver award in the wake of losing to Turkey.

The bronze will come as welcome alleviation for Deepika after her poor execution in Asian Games 2018 held in Indonesia.

Deepika demanded her requital over Chien-Ying Lei as she had lost to her at the Asiad in ladies’ individual recurve pre-quarterfinals.


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