9 Indians including Deepika kumari, Atanu Das & Abhishek Sharma have made it into the third round of individual events of Archery World Cup Stage-2, Antalya.
Dhaniram who was seeded 7th after the qualifications got BYE to third round & now will face 26th seeded Russian Archer tomorrow.
13th seeded Olympian Atanu Das also had no problem in reaching the third round as he overcame the challenge of Miguel of Spain by 7-3. he will take on 20th seeded American for a place in pre-quarters.
However, other Indians in frame Vishwas & Indrachand lost their way in the second round & Knocked out respectively.
Olympian Deepika kumari, India’s best hope for a medal sails through to third round after getting BYE in first & second round. She is no.1 seeded in the tournament after finishing the qualifications on No.1 position. She will face Veronika of Uzbekistan in the third round.
Monika Saren also storms into third round after defeating Pavlova of Uzbekistan in the second round. The road will be tough ahead for her as she will take on 2nd seeded Chinese Taipei’s archer.
Unfortunately, Ankita & Preeti knocked out of the tournament after loosing in the second round of the individual category.
10th seeded Abhishek Verma & 23rd seeded Chinna Raju makes their way to the second round after winning their respective matches respectively. They will be up against each other in second round in an “All Indian Affair”.
Amanjeet & Gurwinder lost their matches in the first round.
Three women’s compound archers made it to the next round after 9th & 16th seeded Divya & Jyothi got a BYE to the next round respectively.
Snehal advanes to the next round after defeating her opponent from Turkey by 143-140. She will take on 2nd seeded Denmark’s archer in the next round.
Praveena lost her match to Nora of Colombia in a tie-breaker after the scores were levelled at 140-140.
Team matches will be played later today at Archery World Cup Stage-2.