Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari wins individual gold and India wrap up winning four medals at the Archery World Cup. This is India's best ever finish in archery World Cup history. India finish on the top of podium for the first time in history.
India finishes with an outstanding run at the Archery World Cup Stage I in Guatemala City the capital of Guatemala on Monday with 3 Gold and 1 Bronze. The Indian team bagged three gold medals for the first time ever in single edition, before this in 2009 Jayant Talukder Won Individual Gold and Indian recurve team won Gold medal. India finish with 2 Gold medals in that world cup.
Former world no. 1 Deepika Kumari won gold in the women's individual recurve event after she beat the USA's Mackenzie Brown in a shoot-off (5-5) in the final. In the shoot-off both Deepika and Brown hit 9 points, however, the Indian arrow was much closer to the centre of the target. This was Deepika's third individual World Cup gold medal after 2012 and 2018. She has now won 3 each of Gold, Silver and Bronze in individual event.
And with the help of this Gold she also qualify for World Cup final for the record Eighth time. She has won 4 Silver and 1 bronze in her seven world cup final outing.
Earlier On Sunday,Indian women's recurve team of Deepika, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari, got better of Mexico by 5-4 (27-26) in a close final to grab a gold medal. Indian women team is not qualified for Olympic yet. They will have last opportunity to qualify for Olympic in Final Qualification Tournament which will be held from 18-21 June 2021. In women only Deepika kumati has so tar qualified for Olympic.
This was India's fifth recurve women's team gold in World Cup history having won it previously in Shanghai-2011, Medellin-2013, Wroclaw-2013 and 2014.
Atanu Conclude with men's Individual gold
Later today, In the men's individual recurve event, Atanu Das beat Spain's Daniel Castro by 6-4 in the final. This was Atanu's first-ever individual gold medal in Archery World Cup. He had won 3 Silver and three bronze, but all six medal came in team event so was First medal for Atanu in individual event. Atanu Das also qualify for World cup final with this win which will be first world cup final outing for him.
Atanu Dass with Ankita Bhagat bagged a mixed team bronze, upsetting top seed USA 6-2. Indian pair had earlier lost to Maxico in Semifinal. Indian recurve team event India lost in Quarterfinal to Spain who end with Gold medal later . Both Husbend and wife end with 2 medal each Deepika with 2 Gold while Atanu with Gold and bronze also world cup final ticket in their bag.
Next Stage of Archery World Cup will be played in Lausanne, Switzerland from 17–23 May followed by third stage in France capital Paris from 21-27 June before heading to Tokyo for biggest sports event Olympic games.