Deepika Kumari wins gold at World Cup stage occasion


Information 25 Jun 2018, 09:16 IST


Salt Lake Metropolis (USA), Jun 25 (PTI) Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumar shrugged off her poor run of kind by clinching gold medal within the ladies’s recurve occasion on the World Cup (Stage III) after a niche of six years beating Germany’s Michelle Kroppen 7-Three to qualify for the circuit Ultimate, later this 12 months.

Deepika, a four-time World Cup remaining silver medallist (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015), robotically certified for the Archery World Cup Ultimate in Samsun, Turkey, which shall be her seventh look on the season-ending occasion.

Lastly! That is what I mentioned after I gained this gold medal, mentioned Deepika, who’s final victory at a World Cup stage occasion got here six years in the past, in Antalya again in 2012.

The Indian archer opened the match with 29 out of a potential 30 factors to take a 2-Zero lead, earlier than splitting the factors with Kroppen within the second.

The German archer, making her particular person debut within the finals area, gained the third set and tied the match at Three-Three. Deepika then took the fourth and fifth units with a 29 and a 27, over Michelle’s pair of 26s, to win the match, 7-Three.

I used to be repeating to myself, simply do it the very best, that is your time; simply take pleasure in your recreation and neglect about profitable or dropping and have enjoyable’, Deepika informed the official web site of World Archery federation.

Do I really feel relieved to qualify? Sure and no. I am not anticipating something, in the mean time I am simply having fun with my recreation, I need to take pleasure in my recreation, mentioned Deepika, who has typically did not dwell as much as expectations on the largest stage just like the Olympics.

Tan Ya-Ting of Chinese language Taipei beat Gabriela Bayardo of the Netherlands in 4 units, 7-1, to the recurve ladies’s bronze medal.

Within the medal standings, India completed fourth behind USA, Colombia and Chinese language Taipei with a gold, silver and bronze every within the penultimate stage of the World Cup.

Deepika nevertheless returned empty-handed within the recurve combined pair part alongside Atanu Das, the place they misplaced to Chinese language Taipei pair of Tang Chih-Chun and Tan Ya-Ting Four-5 within the shoot-off.

Locked 37-all after set 4, the pair of Deepika and Atanu Das shot an similar 8s, whereas their opponents sealed the difficulty with a 9 and eight.

India’s Asian Video games-bound archery squad will now head off to Berlin for the fourth World Cup from July 16-22 forward of the Indonesia Asian Video games in August-September

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