Indian men’s recurve team through to final of the 2023 Antalya Archery World Cup

M Sudharshan

April 20 2023
Archery World Cup

India will face China in the final on Sunday.

Indian men’s recurve archery team have made it to the final defeating Netherlands (6-2) in the semifinals at the Archery World Cup 2023 Antalya. The fourth seeds are now set to play China in the final on April 23 (Sunday). The men’s recurve team consisted of Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, and Dhiraj Bommadevara.  

The Indian team along with top-seeded teams like Turkey, Italy, etc received a bye in the opening round. In round 2, India beat Japan by a small margin (5-4). Japan got off to a good start taking the opening set but India fought back hard to win the next two sets and lead (4-2). Japan broke India’s momentum to level the score (4-4) with the match going to the shoot-offs. India won the shoot-off (29-28) and progressed to the quarterfinals.

The path to the final was an easy one, as India lost only one set each in the quarterfinals and semifinals to Chinese Taipei and Netherlands.

Atanu Das was the top-ranked Indian men’s recurve archer (4th) in the qualification round, followed by Dhiraj Bommadevara (15th) and Tarundeep Rai (23rd). Neeraj Chauhan failed to make the cut into the men’s team as he finished the qualification round (90th) and was the last-ranked Indian. 

On the other hand, the women’s recurve team lost in the pre-quarterfinals to Spain (2-6). 

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Path to the final

Round 1 – Bye

Round 2 – beats Japan (5-4)

Quarterfinals – beats Chinese Taipei (6-2)

Semifinals – beats Netherlands (6-2)

Final vs China (23 April)

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