Recurve gold for Deepika

Deepika, seeded third, defeated top seed Kim Minjung of Korea 6-2. The Korean won the first set to pick up two points, but the Indian roared back in grand style to win the next three sets and clinch her second world title in emphatic fashion.

She had won her first title two years back in Ogden where she took the recurve cadet women’s title.

In between the two gold medals, she also annexed the Commonwealth Games gold medal in women’s individual recurve event at New Delhi last October.

The Indian team, comprising Atanu Das, Somnath Mondal and Rajgovind Swansi, settled for silver in junior men’s recurve after going down to Korea 200-214.

India picked up two bronze medals through the junior women’s recurve team, consisting of Deepika Kumari, Rimil Buriuly and Seema Verma, which beat Japan 201-189 in the bronze medal play-off encounter.

The other bronze medal came in the cadet recurve mixed team, consisting of Mainaw Narzary and Binod Swansi, which got the better of Bulgaria 146-145 in the bronze medal play-off.

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