Indian men triumph

Indian men triumph

This was the trio’s second consecutive team gold after bagging the first at Santo Domingo World Cup Stage 1 on April 5. India had beaten Great Britain in the Stage 1 final.

The trio had bagged the first team gold for India in the World Cup series at Antalya (Turkey) in 2008. That gold was followed by two more earlier this year.

The women’s recurve team, however, failed to clinch the bronze medal, losing the play-off to Ukraine 197-212.

In the men’s summit clash, Russia trailed by one point (54-55) at the first end but recovered in the second end to tie the match at 108 points at the halfway mark.

However, India took the lead in the third end at 164-162. Russia saved their best for in the last end, but it was not enough to beat the Indians.

In the women’s third place play-off, it was a pretty good performance in dusty conditions as the Indian eves took a 53-49 lead in the first end.

They, however, could not overcome the windy conditions as they did in the first end and went on a wayward shooting spree.

The Ukrainians tied the match at 100 points and took the lead in the third end with 154-150. The last end for India was stressful as the last arrow slipped from the arrow rest.

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