Indian eves go down to US, settle for silver medal

Indian eves go down to US, settle for silver medal

According to information received here, the American team of Erika Anschutz, Christie Colin and Jamie van Natta dominated the match from the beginning and managed to hold onto that advantage for most part to beat the Indians by a handsome margin (229-218) on Saturday night.

India, who had a fine chance of notching up four gold and one bronze earlier in the tournament, thus lost all their decisive matches to settle for four silver to finish fifth in the standings.

Powered by Brady Ellison’s three-gold effort in the men’s recurve section, the hosts topped the table with seven gold, two silver and one bronze. Earlier on the penultimate day of the tournament, India had lost the simmit clashes in the women’s team, individual and mixed pair events of the recurve sections, with Deepika Kumari squandering a golden chance of a hat-trick of yellow metals at the World Cup.

The lesser-known Indian compound archers, on the other hand, surprised with their first-ever entry in a World Cup, lost to the hosts. In the compound final, India suffered a bad first arrow (6) to trail 52-56 in the first end. The Americans dished out consistent performances as they repeated the same score in the second end to take a commanding 112-106 lead.

The gap just got bigger as the US shot two 9s and four 10s to lead 169-161 in the penultimate end before settling the issue.

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