Indian women’s compound archery team becomes world No.1 ahead of Asian Games

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first_imgThe Indian women’s compound archery team reached the pinnacle of world rankings for the first time in history, according to the latest rankings, just ahead of the Asian Games.Asian Games are set to be held from August 18 to September 2 in the twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia.The women’s coumpoud archery team of India had won silver medals at the 2018 Antalya World Cup in May and Berlin World Cup in July, 2018.Courtesy that effort, they lead the world rankings with 342.6 points and are six points ahead of the second-placed Chinese Taipei.Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Muskan Kirar were two regulars in the women’s team in both the World Cup stages, while Divya Dhayal (Antalya) and Trisha Deb (Berlin) were the third members.Compound women team earned top rank in world and created history in #Indian #archery… congratulations to all the team members who worked really hard for getting this position.Congratulations and thanks to each and every person behind this achievement. #worldranking ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (@india_archery) July 26, 2018In the Berlin World Cup, India lost by a slender margin of one point. Vennam, Kirar and Deb had a promising 59-57 lead but they slipped in the third end as the French trio eventually clinched the gold with a score of 229-228.Also read – Archery World Cup: India’s Deepika Kumari wins recurve goldFive consecutive perfect 10s by Sophie Dodemont, Amelie Sancenot and Sandra Herve helped France level the scores 116-all in the second end.advertisementAt the Antalya leg of the World Cup, the Indian team consisting of Jyothi, Muskan and Dhayal had lost to Chinese Taipei by three points.For the first time in history, India’s women’s compound team have topped the world rankings while the women’s recurve archer Deepika Kumari was ranked No.1 in the past.Deepika and Abhishek Verma are the only Indians in top 10 in the individual categories, both enjoying the seventh position in the recurve and compound sections respectively.A total of 16 archers have been included in the Asian Games contingent. The selection of Asian Games contingent has come under considerable controversy with All India Football Federation, Handball Federation and Pencak Silat Federation.Eight female members and eight male members of India’s archery team will participated in the Asian Games next month.(With PTI inputs)last_img

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