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Archery World Cup- India finish with five medals in Stage 2 at Gwangju


India won 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze in Stage 2 of the Archery World Cup at Gwangju in South Korea.

Indian Men’s Compound Team, featuring Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Aman Saini, won successive gold medals at the Archery World Cup 2022. In Stage 1, they defeated France by 232-230 in the final to win gold. In Stage 2 held at Gwangju in South Korea, they defeated France yet again by 232-230 for the gold medal.

Abhishek Verma also won the Compound Mixed Team bronze with Avneet Kaur by beating Turkish pair Emircan Haney and Ayse Suzer 156-155 in the third-place play-off.

Mohan Bhardwaj lost the gold medal to top seed Mike Schloesser by 141-149 in the decider. Earlier, the Women’s Compound Team of Avneet Kaur, Muskan Kirar and Priya Gurjar and the Women’s Recurve team of Ridhi, Komalika Bari and Ankita Bhakat had won bronze.

At Stage 1 of the competition, held in Antalya, Turkey, India won two medals, both were gold. However, in terms of medal wins, India is better placed in Stage 2 of the competition.

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