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Compound Archers win two Bronze Medals in World Championship

Indian Women Compound Trio- V.Jyothi Surekha, Muskan Kirar and Raj Kaur bagged Bronze Medal against Turkey (229 Vs 226) in World Championship-Den Bosch. Chinese Taipei became the World Champion whereas USA took Silver Medal.

Before loosing from USA in semi-final in a very tight match (227 Vs 226), Compound Women team defeated France in pre-quarter final (236 Vs 226) and the host country -Netherlands (219 Vs 213) in quarter final.

Showing tremendous feet in individual capacity, V.Jyothi Surekha crushed the challenge of Yasim Bostan (Turkey) in a tie breaker by {145, 10 Vs 145, 9} who had better standing in qualification round (15th) and brought another Bronze Medal for the country.

Jyothi defeated Eva Ploszal of Sweden (141 Vs 136) in 1/48 round, Layla Annisar of Great Britain (143 Vs 142) in 1/24 round, Choi Bomini of Korea in 1/16 round (146 Vs 144), Ist ranked Tanya Jemen of Demark in a Tie-Breaker {146-146 (10, x /10, 9)} and Sarah Prieels of Brazil (147 Vs 141) in quarterfinal to meet Paige Pearce of USA in Semi-Final. Jyothi lost to USA Archer (143 Vs 140) and went to Bronze Medal match.

Shri Arjuna Munda, President of Archery Association of India expressed his extreme pleasure over impressive performance of Compound Archers in the World Championship. He congratulated the Winning Archers for their superb show and accompanying officials for their untiring efforts.

Shri Virendra Sachdeva, Secretary General of AAI said that tomorrow is an important day when Indian Recurve Men team - Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das and Pravin Jadhav will be fighting against China in final for World Champion's Title.

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