Deepika Kumari of India has bagged a bronze medal at Indoor Archery World Cup on Sunday. She defeated Sayana Tsyrempilova of Russia 7-3 in the women’s recurve bronze play-offs. India’s biggest hope men’s top seed Atanu Das disappointed and crashed out in round two.
It was a very disappointing performance by India at Indoor Archery World Cup. Earlier at the Asian Championship in Dhaka, India had played brilliantly by bagging total nine medals which includes three gold, four silver and two bronze.
Medal won by Deepika Kumari brought some smiles to Indian fans and India. She played well and passed her own teammates Nivetha Ganesan 6-0, Laishram Bombayla Devi 7-3 and Ankita Bhakat 6-2 to get into the last four finalists.
But second seed Kim Surin from Korea registered a thrilling win by 6-5 in the shoot-off (10-9) and Deepika had to settle for third place. Out of the male candidates no one could make it to the quarterfinals so ending the hopes of India.