Deepika eyes double

Deepika Kumari kept herself in line for a double gold feat including one with Jayanta Talukdar, even as the other Indians came a cropper in Archery World Cup Stage-I in Shanghai. 

According to information received here, there was another ray of hope in the compound women’s team event where the trio of Trisha Deb, Gagandeep Kaur and Lily Chanu P on Friday entered the bronze play-off. 

The 19-year-old Deepika ousted Beijing Olympics gold medalist Hyun-Jung Joo 7-3 to storm into the recurve women’s individual final on Thursday.In pursuit of her second individual World Cup gold after 2002, Deepika will face another Beijing gold medalist Ok-Hee Yun in the final. 

The former world No 1 Indian archer then partnered Jayanta Talukdar to beat the Mexican duo of Aida Roman and Juan Rene Serrano in the semifinal of the recurve mixed team.

The Deepika-Talukdar combine will face the US duo of Khatuna Lorig and Brady Ellison in the final. 

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