Indian archers had a great day as both the Recurve & Compound teams did well to finish qualifications at Archery World Cup Stage -2, Antalya.
Deepika kumari was the star attraction as she tops the qualifications & will play now as No. 1 seed in the tournament.
Men’s Recurve :
There was a little surprise in Recurve event as Dhaniram Basumatary finished ahead of Olympian Atanu Das in the qualifications & it will be Dhaniram now who will team up with Deepika kumari in Recurve Mixed Team.
Dhaniram finished at 7th position with 667 points while Atanu had to settle for 13th position with 665 points. It was below par performance for Atanu but he will look to compensate it in team & individual matches.
Another Indians in frame, Inderachand Swami & Vishwas finished the qualifications at 25th & 44th position respectively.
Dhaniram & 13th seeded Atanu Das got a BYE in first round while Inderachand will take on Levon & Vishwas will be up against Georgian archer in the first round respectively.
India’s Men Recurve Team got 3rd seeding after the qualifications & will take on Germany in the Pre-Quarters of the Championship.
Women’s Recurve :
Star Player & Olympian Deepika kumari lead the qualifications with 672 points . She will be seeded No.1 in the tournament & will get BYE to pre-quarters.
No another archer did quite well as Monika Saren was the second successful archer, finishing at 31st position with 635 points. Preeti & Monika followed her at 45th & 49th position respectively.
Indian Women’s Recurve team was seeded no. 5th after qualifications & will take on Belarus in the first round.
Mixed Recurve :
Due to Deepika kumari & Dhaniram Heroics, India will be second seeded in Mixed Recurve category & will face 15th seeded Belarus in the first round.
Men’s Compound :
Abhishek Sharma lead the qualifications for India as he finished at 10th position with 702 points. Chinna Raju followed him at 23rd position with 698 points.
Gurwinder Singh & Amanjeet Singh had a bad day in qualifications as they finished 37th & 43rd respectively.
There will be lots of hope from Men’s Compound Team as they won a Gold in World Cup Stage -1 & are seeded 6th & will take on Colombia in the first round.
Women’s Compound :
Divya Dhayal was the most successful Indian archer in compound women’s category as she finished at 9th position with 686 points.
Jyothi followed her at 16th position with 682 points. Snehal & Praveena secured 31st & 36th position respectively to finish the qualifications.
Overall the performance was quite good from Women’s Compound Team as they were seeded 5th in the Team event after the qualifications. Thy have got a BYE in the first round & will take on 4th seeded Turkey in the Quarterfinals.
Mixed Compound :
Divya & Abhishek Sharma will be competing in Mixed event & will take on 10th seeded Iran in the first round of the Championship .
Mixed matches of Recurve & Compound will get start later today.