India men’s bag bronze, mixed team assured of silver in World Archery Youth Championships

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India men’s bag bronze, mixed team assured of silver in World Archery Youth Championships

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SportsCafe Desk

08/23/2019

India clinched the bronze medal in the compound junior men’s team event at the ongoing World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid by beating Colombia in the play-offs on Friday. The Indian trio beat Colombia 234-231, while the mixed team beat Iran 154-151 to be assured of a silver medal.

After trailing by a point until the penultimate end, the Indian trio of Sukhbeer Singh, Sangampreet Bisla, and Sanjay Phadtare made a brilliant recovery, shooting a flawless final end with two Xs (closer to centre). The Indians shot 60 out of 60 while the Colombian trio – Jagdeep Teji Singh Mejia, Gomez Zuluaga Felipe, and Toro Vasquez Manuel – made 56 to lose the battle in the bronze play-off. 

Meanwhile, the mixed team of Raginee Markoo and Sukhbeer beat Iran’s Geesa Bybordy and Danial Heidarzadehdehkordi 154-151 as well, to ensure a second silver medal in the process. They will now face Switzerland for gold, on Saturday.

Earlier on Thursday, 17-year-old Komalika Bari assured India of silver after she reached the final in the recurve cadet section. She will face Sonoda Waka, of Japan, in the battle for gold, on Sunday.

"I'm feeling really excited to go for gold, it is my first final. In the shoot-off, I thought I was going to lose because I shot a nine, so when the judge announced it was me, I felt very good. I will go for gold," Bari told PTI after the semifinals win.

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