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Archery World Cup: India's Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Pravin Deotale clinch gold in Compound mixed team event

Published at :April 22, 2023 at 8:47 PM
Modified at :April 22, 2023 at 8:47 PM
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The pair beat Chen Yi-Hsuan and Chen Chieh-Lun 159-154 to become champions.

Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Pravin Deotale beat Chen Yi-Hsuan and Chen Chieh-Lun (159-154) in the Compound mixed team event to win the gold medal at Archery World Cup 2023 Antalya Stage I. The Indian team lost only one point in the whole series with Jyothi scoring eight perfect 10s. Ojas, on the other hand, scored a nine-pointer in the last set and missed out on creating a world record for scoring 160 out of 160.

India overall scored 12Xs and had they shot 160, they could have created a world record. This is India’s first medal at the World Cup with a few more finals yet to be played. Jyothi out of eight shots scored 7Xs and a 10 showing great consistency.

After a brilliant performance by Jyothi Surekha Vennam in the qualifying round, the Indian mixed team was seeded second. Jyothi paired up with top-seeded Indian men’s compound archer Ojas Pravin Deotale after the end of the qualification round.

The second-seeded Indian pair received a bye in the opening round and then beat Luxembourg (159-157) in the pre-quarterfinals. Luxembourg started with a slender one-point lead at the end of the first set but the Indians bounced back strong to win the match by a two-point margin.

The match against Malaysia in the semifinals was a close contest with neither side taking lead at the end of the two sets. Jyothi and Deotale came forward and took a two-point lead which turned out to be crucial for the Indian pair to reach the final. 

Indian Compound Mixed Team Performance at the Archery World Cup Antalya 2023

First Round - Bye

Second Round - beats Luxembourg (159 - 157)

Quarterfinals - beats France (159 - 156)

Semifinals - beats Malaysia (157 - 155)

Final - beats Chinese Taipei (159-155)