Compound Men Team reach Finals while Women team falters in early round
Indian Men Compound team who had finished a dissapointing ninth in the qualifying round surprised all by making it to the finals. They got a bye in the round 1.
Source Archery Association of India
In PreQ match against Italy who were seeded eight. India led from the front, at the end of the first set the score was India 59 – 57 Italy. Indian team had a perfect score of 60 in second and fourth rounds defeating Italian team 237-232.
India were up against the top seed of the tournament Turkey in the QF match but the India team comprising of Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan & Aman Saini showed tremendous grit to again lead from the first round which was again a perfect 60. Eventually India defeated the Turkish team 235-233
The semifinal match was by far the most exciting match as the scores were level till midway and India had a solitary point lead by the end of the third round. Despite shooting a 58 in the last round India managed to sneak into the finals defeating the British team 236-235.
India will face France in the Final scheduled on Saturday 23rd April 2022
The Women team didnt have the same fate as they lost out in the Quaterfinal match.
India defeated Portugal team quite comfortably 234 – 224, the Indian team of Priya Gurjar, Avneet Kaur and Muskan Kirar were leading right from the start but it was also some lopsided shooting from the portugese team which made Indian team defeat them comofrtably.
It was a heartbreaking moment for the Indian team who were leading till third round only to lose in the last one wherein the Turkish girls scored a perfect 60 against 57 from India. The score at the end read 233-235 in the favor of Turkey.