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Indian Women’s Recurve team won Gold medal at Archery World Cup Stage IV

Aug 11, 2014 14:00 IST

Indian Women’s Recurve team on 10 August 2014 won gold medal at the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland. The second seeded Indian team led by Deepika Kumari and included Bombayala Devi Lashram and Lakshmi Rani Manji defeated the Mexican team 6-0.

Overall, India bagged a total of five medals on the last day of Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland.

Medals won by Deepika and team were
• Gold Medal which came in through the defeat of Mexico in the final archery event of Recurve Women's Team
• Bronze Medal in the Recurve Women’s individual event where Deepika defeated Tatiana Segina of Russia with 6-2 scores
• Bronze Medal in the Recurve Mixed team pair event, in which Jayanta Talukdar was her partner and they both thrashed Belarus opponents with 6-0 scores

However, the Men's Recurve team settled for a Silver medal as it lost to Mexico with 3-5 scores in the final. The Men’s team comprised of Tarundeep Rai, Jayanta Talukdar and Atanu Das. The Mixed team pair of Abhishek Verma and Puvasha Shende too got a silver medal on 9 August 2014.

Deepika Kumari

Deepika Kumari is an Indian athlete who is presently positioned as World No. 2 for her performance in archery. She won two gold medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games for her outstanding performance in archery events.  

In 2012, she was honoured with Arjuna Award, India's second highest sporting award, by President of India Pranab Mukherjee. In February 2014, she was conferred with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Sportsperson of the year Award.


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