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India women shock Germany to reach Archery World Cup final

first_imgIndian women recurve team shocked top seed Germany 5-3 to set up a gold medal clash with Chinese Taipei in the first stage of Archery World Cup at the Yuanshen Stadium at Shanghai on Friday.India also remained in medal hunt in the men’s team and mixed pair in the recurve section but it was a forgettable outing for the compound archers who will return empty-handed after failing to progress to any medal round. (Also read: Deepika Kumari crashes out of archery World Cup) The trio of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi bounced back from their disappointing run in the individual events on Thursday to down their German opponents.Seventh seed Chinese Taipei thrashed higher-ranked Russia 6-0 in the other semi-final.All the recurve medals events will be held on Sunday, while the compound finals will be held on Saturday.The recurve men’s team of Atanu Das, Jayanta Talukdar and Mangal Singh Champia who qualified as third seed were pipped by second-seed Netherlands 5-4 in the shoot off (28-30) in the semi-final.India had beaten France 5-3 in the first round, while in the quarters they downed 11th seed Germany 6-2.The Indian men’s team will face ninth seed Britain in the bronze play-off.It was a disappointing outing for men’s compound team who made a first round exit losing to lower-ranked Iran 226-233.Sixth seeded women’s compound team were a shade better to go past the first round hurdle, downing Malaysia 224-223 with a solitary point, but only to suffer a 220-229 defeat against third ranked Germany.advertisementlast_img read more