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Archery | Gold eludes India yet again at world championships, two silvers claimed

Making their mark: Jyothi Surekha, Muskan Kirar and Priya Gurjar brought home the women’s team silver.   | Photo Credit: TWITTER/ArcheryWorldChampionships

India picked up silver medals in the compound women’s and mixed team events of the World archery championships here on Friday.

The trio of V. Jyothi Surekha, Muskan Kirar and Priya Gurjar lost to Colombia’s Sara Lopez, Alejandra Usquiano and Nora Valdez 229-224 in the women’s title clash.

It was Colombia’s third World title.

Scores tied

The scores were tied 58-58 after the first end before Colombia took a one-point lead in the second.

The Colombians were not too troubled by the gusts of wind during the last two ends and secured a comfortable five-point victory.

Later, the mixed pair of Jyothi and Abhishek Verma went down fighting to the Colombian duo of Sara Lopez and Daniel Munoz 154-150.

India led 39-38 after the opening end, but the Colombians won the next two — the third with a perfect 40 — to lead 117-111.

The Indians, who had two rounds of 36, won the last end 39-37 but lost the match to give Colombia its fourth World crown and first in the mixed team event.

Nevertheless, it was a personal milestone for Jyothi, who claimed two podium finishes here to secure her fifth World championships medal.

Jyothi had bagged a team silver and an individual bronze in 2017 and a team bronze medal in 2019.

The 25-year-old is in the race for another medal in the individual women’s competition here.


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