Jyothi Surekha Vennam sets new qualification Asian record, matches world mark in Archery World Cup 2023

M SudharshanM Sudharshan

April 18 2023
Jyothi Surekha Vennam Archery World Cup 2023 Antalya

The star Indian women’s compound archer shot a perfect 360 in the second half to top the leaderboard.

The opening day of Archery World Cup 2023 Antalya Stage 1 has started on a bright note for the Indian team. Jyothi Surekha Vennam shot a new personal best score, equalled the world record, and created a new Asian Record after scoring 713 in compound women’s qualification rounds (of 72 arrows). In the first half (36 arrows) Jyoti recorded 353 and in the second half shot a perfect 360 out of 360, equalling Sara Lopez’s World Record of 713.  

Jyothi’s joint world record helped the Indian women’s team earn the top seed ahead of Mexico. Both teams will open their campaign in the quarters after a first-round bye. Colombian Sara Lopez shot 710. Lopez had achieved the world record score during the 2015 Colombian National Selections.

The Asian record in Compound Qualifying was previously held by Korean archer So Chaewon, who scored a total of 709 shot at the 2017 Asian Championship in Doha.

The Indian men’s team was seeded sixth. The mixed pair of Ojas Praveen and Jyothi Surekha is seeded second. In the men’s compound section, Ojas Pravin Deotale clinched the top spot from India and is seeded 17th. The qualification series for recurve is set to be held tomorrow (19 April).

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Compound women’s seedings and qualification score (India)

1. Jyothi Surekha Vennam (713)

15. Aditi Gopichand Swami (700)

19. Avneet Kaur (699)

26. Sakshi Chaudhary (694)

Compound men’s seedings and qualification score (India)

17. Ojas Pravin Deotale (709)

29. Rajat Chauhan (706)

30. Prathamesh Samadhan Jawkar (706)

38. Rishabh Yadav (704)

Team Seedings (Compound Men)

1. USA, 2. Denmark, 3. Turkey, 4. El Salvador, 5. France, 6. India, 7. Malaysia, 8. Indonesia

Team Seedings (Compound Women)

1. India, 2. Mexico, 3. Colombia, 4. Estonia, 5. Chinese Taipei, 6. Italy, 7. Turkey, 8. USA

Team Seedings (Compound Mixed Team)

1. Colombia, 2. India, 3. Denmark, 4. Mexico, 5. El Salvador, 6. Malaysia, 7. Malaysia, 8. Indonesia.

Achievements of Jyothi Surekha Vennam

Gold Medal – Paris World Cup (2022), Asian Archery Championships (2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021).

Silver Medal – World Championships (2017, 2021), Asian Archery Championships (2015, 2017, 2019, 2021).

Bronze Medal – World Championships (2019), Asian Archery Championships (2011 and 2017).

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