In another add-on of maintaining India’s dominance at the Archery World Cup 2023, Indian archery star Jyothi Surekha Vennam won a gold in the Women’s Compound Final in Antalya. She took down Sara Lopez 149-146 while shooting her aim for the yellow metal. In the semifinal of the race, she took down Great Britain’s Ella Gibson 148-146 to take a step ahead of the medal chase.
Earlier today, she along with her partner Ojas Pravin gold in the Compound Mixed Team Final by defeating Chen Yi Hsuan and Chem Chieh Lun of Chinese Taipei 159-154.
Vennam had topped the qualified round and beat the veteran Sara Lopez of 149-146 in the final. The Indian star had earlier lost to her in the 2021 World Championships final and had to settle for a silver. With winning gold at the individual compound final, she has qualified for the World Cup finals to be held at Hermosillo, Mexico later this year.
In her individual event, she began the set with a notable victory over Ella Gibson of Great Britain 148-146. She continued the streak in the finals and hit only one nine in five ends. Speaking of the qualification round, she equalled Lopez’s qualification world record by shooting 713 out of 720. Jyothi is ranked world number 11, and this is her first World Cup gold. Before this, she had won a World Cup gold medal in the mixed team event with Verma in 2022.