Indian Men Rise to World Number Two In Recurve Archery

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In a massive boost towards qualifying for the Paris Olympics 2024, the Indian men’s recurve team has climbed up the rankings to be world number 2, surpassing China.

With 243 ranking points, the Indian team is currently 22 points ahead of China. The Korean men’s team sits at the top with 340 ranking
points, maintaining a comfortable lead.

At the Shanghai 2024 Hyundai Archery World Cup Stage 1, the men’s recurve team consisting of Tarundeep Rai, Dhiraj Bommadevara, and Pravin Jadhav won a historic gold medal after defeating the formidable Koreans.

The Korean side fielded the World and Asian Games champion team of Lee Wooseok
and Olympic champions Kim Je Deok and Kim Woojin.

With consistent shooting and a better grasp of the rainy conditions, the Indian team won 5-1 to seal the gold medal.

The points earned in this World Cup will prove to be crucial for the men’s recurve team to qualify for the Olympics via the world rankings. The successful campaign in Shanghai added 80 points to their rankings. The quota will be
allocated to the next-highest-ranked two teams (in case the highest-ranked team already has been allocated a quota) based on the world ranking list on June 24, 2024.

All eyes will be on their performance later this year at the Yecheon 2024 World Cup Stage 2 (May 21–26, 2024) and at the Antalya World Cup Stage 3 (June 18–23, 2024) before the final rankings list is released.

Written By Khushi

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