Archery World Cup: Deepika Kumari wins individual recurve gold

KalingaTV News Network

Salt Lake City: Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari clinched a gold medal in the women’s recurve event at stage three of World Cup here in the USA. She defeated Michelle Kroppen of Germany 7-3.

With the win, the four-time World Cup final silver medalist has automatically qualified for the Archery World Cup Final to be held in Samsun of Turkey later this year.

Deepika’s last victory at a World Cup stage event came six years ago at Antalya in 2012.

However, in the recurve mixed pair section, team of Deepika and Atanu Das, lost to Chinese Taipei pair of Tang Chih-Chun and Tan Ya-Ting 4-5 in the shoot-off.

In the medal standings, India finished fourth behind US, Colombia and Chinese Taipei with a gold, silver and bronze each in the penultimate stage of the World Cup.

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