Deepika Kumari wins gold at Archery World Cup stage event


Team Udayavani, Jun 25, 2018, 2:52 PM IST

Salt Lake City (USA): Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumar shrugged off her poor run of form by clinching the gold medal in the women’s recurve event at the World Cup (Stage III) after a gap of six years beating Germany’s Michelle Kroppen 7-3 to qualify for the circuit final later this year.

Deepika, a four-time World Cup final silver medallist (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015), automatically qualified for the Archery World Cup Final in Samsun, Turkey, which will be her seventh appearance at the season-ending event.

Finally! That’s what I said when I won this gold medal, said Deepika, whose last victory at a World Cup stage event came six years ago, in Antalya back in 2012.

The Indian archer opened the match with 29 out of a possible 30 points to take a 2-0 lead, before splitting the points with Kroppen in the second.

The German archer, making her individual debut in the finals arena, won the third set and tied the match at 3-3. Deepika then took the fourth and fifth sets with a 29 and a 27, over Michelle’s pair of 26s, to win the match, 7-3.

I was repeating to myself, just do it the best, this is your time; just enjoy your game and forget about winning or losing and have fun’, Deepika told the official website of World Archery federation.

Do I feel relieved to qualify? Yes and no. I’m not expecting anything, at the moment I’m just enjoying my game, I want to enjoy my game, said Deepika, who has often failed to live up to expectations at the biggest stage like the Olympics.

Tan Ya-Ting of Chinese Taipei beat Gabriela Bayardo of the Netherlands in four sets, 7-1, to the recurve women’s bronze medal. 

In the medal standings, India finished fourth behind USA, Colombia and Chinese Taipei with a gold, silver and bronze each in the penultimate stage of the World Cup.

Deepika, however, returned empty-handed in the recurve mixed pair section alongside Atanu Das, where they lost to Chinese Taipei pair of Tang Chih-Chun and Tan Ya-Ting 4-5 in the shoot-off.

Locked 37-all after set four, the pair of Deepika and Atanu Das shot an identical 8s, while their opponents sealed the issue with a nine and eight.

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

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Paytm gets Sebi nod for mega Rs 16,600-cr IPO

India successfully flight-tests ABHYAS off Odisha coast

Successful UPSC aspirants have no right to be allocated cadre, place of service of their choice: SC

Khatauli BJP MLA acquitted in 2013 Muzaffarnagar riot case

3 days of record rains causes losses worth Rs 2,000 crore in Kumaon

Law intern’s sexual harassment case: Two police personnel suspended for dereliction of duty

Baby kidnap case: Kerala govt orders probe by woman, child welfare department

Related Articles More

Denmark Open Badminton: Sameer Verma shocks world no.3 Anders Antonsen, Lakshya Sen exits

Mentors can’t do much, it’s players who have to perform in middle: Gavaskar on MSD impact

Deepika, Ranveer to bid for IPL franchise: Reports

T20 World Cup: Brett Lee Predicts KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami To Take Individual Honours

F1 title fight could take big swing in U.S and Mexico

MUST WATCH

Unlucky auto Driver in Chikkamagaluru

Udayavani News Bulletin 22-10-2021

Manjamma Jogathi On The Discrimination She Faced

POLYHOUSE | Cucumber Cultivation Guide

Monuments lit up in tricolour to mark 100 crore vaccine


Latest Additions

Paytm gets Sebi nod for mega Rs 16,600-cr IPO

India successfully flight-tests ABHYAS off Odisha coast

Successful UPSC aspirants have no right to be allocated cadre, place of service of their choice: SC

Khatauli BJP MLA acquitted in 2013 Muzaffarnagar riot case

Bombay HC reserves order on ZEEL’s plea against EGM as requested by Invesco

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.