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Indian mixed team wins silver at World Archery Championships

The mixed recurve team of Deepika Kumari and Mangal Singh Champia won silver at the World Archery Championships in Poland, losing the final to Mexico.


The Indian mixed team of Deepika Kumari and Mangal Singh Champia took silver at the World Archery Championships in Wroclaw, Poland today. The recurve team, playing Mexico’s Aida Roman and Juan Rene Serrano in the final event, lost to them 1-5(36-36)(35-37)(36-37).

Kumari and Roman were the two top seeded female archers at the championships.

Yesterday marked a special independence day for India as archer Abhishek Verma took gold in the men's individual compound event yesterday. He beat 2014 Asian Games champion Esmail Ebadi of Iran 148-145.

The rest of the Indian contingent did not have as much luck, crashing out of the tournament in its early stages.

The Indian compound men's team also lost the bronze medal playoff to a strong, higher-ranked Italian side, missing out on victory by 3 points. Italians Pagnoni, Pagni and Nencioni beat the Indian team of Kawalpreet Singh, Rajat Chauhan and Verma himself 233-230.

India ends this tournament with two medals: a gold at the individual events for Verma and a silver to Kumari and Champia.

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