Archery World Cup: Deepika Kumari helps India bag recurve team gold | Khelnama

Archery World Cup: Deepika Kumari helps India bag recurve team gold

Archery World Cup: Deepika Kumari helps India bag recurve team gold

by Khelnama News Desk | Others | 22nd Jul 2013

Bangalore July 22, 2013 India’s Deepika Kumari came up with a commendable performance to help India beat China 201-186 in Women’s Recurve Team Final at Archery World Cup Stage 3 being held in Medellin, Colombia.

The World No.4 had crashed out of singles in quarterfinal stage but stamped her class by hitting four 10s in tricky conditions to allow India to reclaim the Women’s Recurve Team gold after a two-year gap.

Bombayla Devi Laishram and Rimil Buriuly supported Deepika as India beat China 201-186 to claim their second medal of this World Cup and their first World Cup Women’s team gold since Shanghai 2011, First Post reported.

After China struggled to get a start, India needed to hold their nerve and capitalize. In extremely windy conditions, Bombayla Devi and Rimil Buriuly also struggled — scoring just 11 between them but Deepika stepped up and shot an 8.

As the wind died down slowly, the scores started to go up. But a 10 from Deepika extended the lead to 13. The gold was in sight and there was going to be no turning back. In response China could only conjure up scores of 51, 50 and 52 in the last three ends.

By matching the Chinese arrow for arrow and covering for each other, India did well to maintain their lead.