Displaying remarkable sets of skills and precisions, Indian men and women's compound archery team won gold at the Archery World Cup Stage 4 in Paris. In the summit clash on August 19, Saturday, India’s women-superstar trio defeated Mexico to clinch India’s first compound women’s gold. On the other hand, men's compound team consisting of Pravin Ojas Deotale, Prathamesh Jawakar and Abhishek Verma took down the USA.
The reigning world champions, with youngest-ever senior world champion Aditi Swami, Parneet Kaur and Jyothi Surekha Vennam, beat their Mexican counterparts 234-233 to claim the triumph. Meanwhile, the Indian men defeated their American rivals 236-232.
Co-incidentally, this is the first time since the 2006 season of the Archery World Cup that both men's and women's compound teams secured gold in the same edition of the tournament. With the two gold medals on Saturday, the Indian medal count has reached to a total of four.
On Friday, August 18, Indian men's and women's recurve teams won bronze medal, opening India's medal account in the ongoing competition. The men recurve team consisting of Atanu Das, Dhiraj Bommadevara and Tushar Prabhakar Shelke pipped Spain's Pablo Acha, Yun Sanchez, and Andres Temino 6-2 to win bronze.
On the other hand, the women’s team of Simranjeet Kaur, Bhajan Kaur, and Ankita Bhakat defeated Mexico's Aida Roman, Alejandra Valencia and Angela Ruiz to secure the medal.