Dual Dominance: Indian Men’s and Women’s Compound Archery Teams Storm into Shanghai World Cup Stage 1 Final

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It was a day of dominance for the world champion women’s team as they smoothly advanced to the Shanghai World Cup Stage 1 finals.
After topping the Qualifications on Tuesday, the
women’s team, comprising world champion Aditi Swami, ever consistent Jyothi Surekha
Vennam and Parneet Kaur received a bye in the R16.

Facing Turkey in the Quarterfinals, they swiftly gained a lead from the first end, eventually
clinching victory with a scoreline of 235-230. In the semifinals, the Indian team encountered
tricky opponents from Estonia.

Despite Estonia’s strong start with a perfect series, they couldn’t maintain consistency thereafter, allowing the Indians to emerge victorious again with a similar
scoreline of 235-230.

Men Team Followed The Suit To Final

When it comes to the Men’s team, one might say they had an average day during Tuesday’s Qualification round, given the high standards they’ve set.
However, they were spot-on
Wednesday. The men’s team, comprised of Asian Games silver medallist Abhishek Verma, Prathamesh Fuge, and U21 World champion Priyansh, sailed past the Philippines easily in the R16 (233-227) but faced a strong Danish team in the quarterfinals.

They didn’t give the Danes an inch, scoring 237 with a couple of perfect ends and advancing to the semifinals, where the Koreans awaited them.

As expected, it was a tight battle, with nothing to separate the teams after the first 2 ends (118-
118). However, India gained a crucial lead thereafter, eventually booking a place in the finals with a scoreline of 235-233.

The Women’s team will face Italy, while the Men’s team will take on the Netherlands in the finals scheduled for Saturday morning. Let’s wish them the best of luck!

Written By Siva

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