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Indian para-archers ensure one gold, two silver at Fazza World Ranking tournament

Jyoti Baliyan additionally cruised to the ultimate within the ladies’s occasion, defeating Russia’s Dzhioeva Anastasia by a degree (139-138). Thus, the archers have ensured at least two silver and a gold medal for the nation in particular person occasions.

PTI, Dubai

UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:31 AM IST

Para-archers Rakesh Kumar and Shyam Sundar Swami arrange an all-Indian males’s compound open remaining after sensible victories within the final 4 stage of the seventh Fazza Para Archery World Ranking tournament right here.

Jyoti Baliyan additionally cruised to the ultimate within the ladies’s occasion, defeating Russia’s Dzhioeva Anastasia by a degree (139-138). Thus, the archers have ensured at least two silver and a gold medal for the nation in particular person occasions.

In the semi-final match, Rakesh defeated Turkey’s Aygan Erdogan 143-138 earlier than Swami overcame a robust problem from Slovakia’s former world no. 1 and final year’s champion Marcel Pavlik by simply two factors (145-143).

Rakesh, seeded eighth after qualifying and who had knocked out prime qualifier Serhiy Atamanenko of Ukraine within the quarterfinals, stated: “He (Swami) will never be an opponent for me. We both will play for India and the best player will take the gold on Friday.”

“If we start looking at the score then there will be pressure on us. So, I will be focusing on my technique which my coach had taught in training.”

Baliyan, who had received the combined workforce silver together with Swami at the 2019 Asian Championship, will tackle one other Russian, Stepanida Artakhinova within the summit conflict.

“I was a little nervous at the start but controlled my nerves at the shooting line and shot confidently. My performance here has definitely boosted my confidence to secure a quota for India when we travel to the Czech Republic, the last qualifying event,” Baliyan stated.

In the ladies’s recurve occasion, Pooja went down 0-6 to Iran’s Paralympic medallist Zahra Nemati.

Earlier, recurve para archers Harvinder Singh and Vivek Chikara began the second day on a poor word exiting within the quarterfinals.

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