India clinched bronze medal in the compound men’s team event to open their account in the Archery World Cup Stage 3 being held in Medellin, Colombia.

Rajat Chouhan, Sandeep Kumar and Ratan Singh Khuraijam overcame a stiff resistance from the hosts to win 215-210 en route to the bronze medal on Saturday.

In compound bronze medal play-off held under difficult windy conditions, the Indians were up against the home favourites Juan Carlos Carrasquilla, Camilo Andres Cardona and Josarlos Ospina.

But the Indian threesome began solidly out of the gate to take a 52-50 lead in the first end.

The Colombians made a comeback in the second end with two perfect 10s for a cumulative 54 against Indians’ 50 to take the lead 104-102.

Chouhan inspired the team to four perfect 10s en route to 56 as India snatched the lead 158-156 at the penultimate round.

The Indians did not look back as the trio clinched the issue easily shooting 57 to deny the Colombians their first World Cup medal in the compound men’s category.

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