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Indian women’s team in Archery World Cup final

Indian women’s team in Archery World Cup final

Kolkata: India finally came good assuring themselves at least a silver medal at the Archery World Cup Stage 3 being held in Medellin, Colombia.

The women’s recurve team of Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Rimil Biruly, on Friday ousted the US opponents to make the final.

In the battle of heavyweights on Sunday, the Indian trio will take on the top-seeded Chinese boasting London Olympics team silver medallists Jing Xu and Ming Cheng for the gold medal.

In the semis, Indians started poorly to trail the US team Michelle Gilbert, Miranda Leek and Khatuna Lorig 51-55 after the first end.

It was a reversal of fortunes in the second end as the Indians cut the Americans’ four-point lead with a 55 to make it 106-all.

Both teams matched against each other as they were locked 162-162 taking the battle to an exciting fourth and final end.

India were a picture of consistency as they shot the X ring and a perfect 10 for a 54, while the US faltered with a 49 as the former booked their final berth with 216-211 win.

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