Archery World Championships: Jyothi wins silver after compound team event


In 24 hours, V Jyothi Surekha bagged her third silver in the women’s compound archery at the 100-acre NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center complex in Yankton, South Dakota, United States on Saturday. .

In the individual event, which followed Friday’s compound and mixed team events, she lost the gold medal to Colombian Sara Lopez by just two points 146-144 in the round of the gold medal. It was also Jyothi’s third meeting with Sara in the World Cup final here.

Jyothi played a starring role in both team finals, which also finished second against Colombia.

This is her sixth medal at the world championships, adding to her two bronze medals in the team and individual categories that she won in 2019 at the world championships in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, and a silver medal by women’s team at the 2017 edition of Mexico.

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old Colombian who beat the Indian added the elusive title of world champion. It was also the first gold medal in the mixed event and the third gold medal in the women’s event for Colombian teams in which Sara played a central role.

“I’m happy because I made the final in all three areas, but a little disappointed because I couldn’t do my best in the individual event,” Jyoti told after her event. “I’m glad I improved my bronze to silver here.”

As this world championship takes place in the United States, it may favor archers like Sara and Colombia, but the Indians were strong until the end, estimated the world number 13 from India.

“I was just focusing on my process and my shot. I just wanted to finish my best, ”said Jyothi, from Vijayawada and

In the quarterfinal against 19th seed Amanda Mlinaric of Croatia, Jyothi scored a target when she scored a 150.

Meanwhile, in the men’s individual compound event, seventh seed Abhishek Verma lost to second seed Mike Schloesser of the Netherlands 148-147 in the bronze medal round match. .

In the classic, an Olympic event, Ankita Bhakat is the only Indian challenger to remain in the fray and will then meet hosts Casey Kaufhold in the final eight stages. The Indian surprised fourth-seeded Korean archer Kang Chae Young 6-4 in the pre-quarterfinals on Friday.


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