The Indian men’s team, comprising Jayanta Talukdar, Tarundeep Rai and Kapil, occupied the second position in the team ranking of the recurve section of the World archery championship at Belek Antalya on Tuesday.
Talukdar finished 15th with 1331 points, Tarundeep Rai was 16th with 1330 and Kapil was 22nd with 1322. The total of 3983 points enabled India finish second behind Korea (4057 points). In the individual qualification, where archers shot 36 arrows over each of the four distances — 90, 70, 50 and 30m — the Koreans occupied the top three positions.
India will play Ukraine in the first round of the men’s team championship.
In the compound mixed team events, Vennam Jyothi Surekha and Abhishek Verma, exceeded all expectations to enter the semifinals where they lost to Russia 147-150.
The 11th-ranked Indian duo defeated sixth-seeded Denmark 150-147 in the first round and ousted third-seeded Korea 153-144 in the quarterfinals. India will take on USA in the bronze medal play-off.
In the recurve mixed team, Talukdar and Deepika Kumari, came a cropper against Chinese Taipei at 137-139 in the quarterfinals after ousting Ukraine at 149-140 in the first round.