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Archery WC: Indian women’s recurve team finishes second in qualification

The Indian women’s recurve team bounced again strongly after the frustration of lacking out on an Olympic quota to complete second behind Mexico in the qualification spherical of the Archery World Cup Stage 3, right here on Tuesday.

PTI | , Paris

UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 07:27 PM IST

The Indian women’s recurve team bounced again strongly after the frustration of lacking out on an Olympic quota to complete second behind Mexico in the qualification spherical of the Archery World Cup Stage 3, right here on Tuesday.

The troika of world quantity three Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari, who had made a shock second spherical exit in the ultimate Olympic Qualifier on Sunday, gathered 1986 factors to qualify for the pre-quarterfinals.

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Incidentally, Mexico and India had an similar top-two end in Sunday’s qualification spherical earlier than the Indian trio had been eradicated by Colombia in straight units.

The second-seeded Indian women’s team will face the winners of the tie between Spain and Sweden in the last-16.

Deepika was again in her parts after Sunday’s debacle as she led by two factors towards her Mexican opponent Alejandra Valencia on the midway mark earlier than lacking the pole position by six factors.

Deepika shot 674 to occupy the second spot behind Alejandra to advance immediately into the last-32 as second seed.

Left-handed Ankita was the second finest Indian in the qualification spherical, capturing 664 to take the fifth position and be a part of Deepika in last-32. 19-year-old Komalika completed nineteenth with 648 factors. PTI TAP SSC SSC

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