Indian women’s recurve team held its nerve to pip Mexico 5-4 (27-26) in an intriguing ultimate to seize a gold medal within the Archery World Cup Stage 1 right here on Sunday.
Locked 4-4 within the shoot-off, the Indian team comprising seasoned Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari shot 27 to edge out their Mexican rivals by one level and declare their first World Cup team gold after seven years.
This is Deepika’s fifth World Cup stage occasion team gold medal. Deepika confirmed utmost composure to drill an ideal 10 within the ultimate arrow of the shoot-off to put strain on the 2012 London Olympics silver medalist Aida Roman who wanted a 9 however solely to drift away for a poor eight rating.
This was India’s fifth recurve ladies’s team gold in World Cup having received in Shanghai- 2011, Medellin-2013, Wroclaw-2013 and 2014 beforehand.
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