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Indian Women’s Team won Gold in Archery World Cup Stage 4

India bagged a Gold medal in the Archery World Cup Stage 4 competition in Wroclaw, Poland on 25 August 2013.

Aug 26, 2013 11:51 IST
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Indian women's Recurve team defeated the South Korean team to win gold medal in the World Cup Archery Stage- 4 at Wroclaw, Poland on 25 August 2013.

In the Women's Recurve Team final, the sixth seeded Indian team of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Rimil Buriuly defeated the top seeded South Korean team of Yun Ok-Hee, Ki Bo Bae, and Joo Hyun Jung, 219-215 to clinch the Gold.

Before setting up a final with South Korea, India had defeated Indonesia (217-216), Mexico (211-202) and Denmark (214-206).

This is the Indian trio's second successive Gold. They had brought success to the country in July 2013, after winning the Stage 3 meet at Medellin, Colombia.

Deepika concluded the four World Stages with two golds (Medellin, Wroclaw) and two silvers (both Shanghai) and one bronze (Medellin). Deepika had returned empty-handed from Stage 2 in Antalya. Based on her performances in the four World Stages, Deepika finished inside top seven to qualify for the World Cup Finals to be held on 21 to 22 September 2013 in Paris.

Deepika qualified for the Finals for second year in a row. In her maiden appearance in Tokyo in 2012, Deepika had returned with a silver medal.

Based on their rankings after four stages of the World Cup, top seven archers in men's and women's sections make the cut for the Finals, while the hosts country (France) get a quota berth. Dola Banerjee is the only Indian to have won a gold in the 2007 World Finals.

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