The Indian women’s compound team of Lily Chanu Paonam, Divya Dhayal, and Purvasha Shende went down 222-226 to the Indonesian team in the bronze medal play-off in the Archery World Cup Stage 3 on Saturday. They had earlier gotten past top seeds Germany before losing to Russia in the semis.
The team started off well with a 56-56 score, but slipped from the second set to continue their disappointing run at the Konyaalti Beach Park. The men’s recurve trio of Mangal Singh Champia, Atanu Das, and Jayanta Talukdar had earlier lost to the Malaysians in the quarter-final of the Final Olympic Qualifying Tournament held on the sidelines of the World Cup, putting them out of medal contention and a place in the Rio Olympics.
Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari will take on the top-seeded Koreans on Sunday in the recurve mixed pair final, while the women's recurve team of Deepika, Laxmirani Majhi, and Bombayla Devi Laishram will go up against Italy in the bronze medal play-off. They had earlier lost their semi-final against Russia 1-5 at Turkey.
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