Deepika Kumari Wins Silver in Archery World Cup


Mexico City: Deepika Kumari bagged her fourth silver medal in five years at the ‘Archery World Cup Final’ after going down to Korea’s Choi Misun.
Eyeing her first gold medal in five attempts at the showpiece season-ending event, Deepika won her quarters and semifinals easily but lost 2-6 against the reigning world number one and top-seeded Misun yesterday.

India thus concluded their campaign with two silver medals with Abhishek Verma opening the account for the country in the compound section on Saturday. Deepika and Misun split points in the first set after shooting 29 each but the 19-year-old Korean put her Indian opponent on the back foot reeling off two more 29-point sets to take an unassailable 5-1 lead.

Both the archers put in 28 each in the last to split the set points as it was another disappointing end for Deepika. “I wish I had won gold,” Deepika admitted. “It’s something that doesn’t seem to happen to me.”

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