Indian women seal silver at World Archery Championships
The Indian recurve women’s team of Deepika Kumari, Rimil Buriuly and Laxmirani Majhi, lost to Russia in the final of the world archery championship at Copenhagen in Denmark on Sunday.
The Indians, who at one stage led 4-0, surrendered the lead and allowed Russia to level it at 4-4.
In the shoot-off, the Russian trio picked up gold after it shot 28 points against Indians’ 27.
The Indian trio took the first two sets easily at 56-54 and 54-53 to race to 4-0 set points lead. Rimil Buriuly and Laxmirani shot a 7 each in the third set to allow Russia win the third set at 56-52.
Another shoddy shooting by the Indians meant Russia won the fourth set at 54-50 and tied the set scores 4-4 to take the contest into the shoot-off.
The Russian threesome of Tuyana Dashidorzhieva, Ksenia Perova and Inna Stepanova then came up with 10, 9, 9 for a total of 28 in the three-arrow tie-breaker. The Indians’ replied with 10, 8, 9 for 27, thus allowing the Russians to win the contest 5-4.
India’s Laxmirani Majhi went down fighting to Korean teenager Choi Misun 4-6 in the bronze medal play-off.