Deepika Kumari Falters On India Comeback, Slips To 37th In Archery World Cup Qualifying

Deepika Kumari Falters On India Comeback, Slips To 37th In Archery World Cup Qualifying

Star archer Deepika Kumari failed to impress in the qualifying round in her much-anticipated comeback, finishing 37th behind Ankita Bhakta in the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris on Wednesday. World number three Deepika, who was returning to India after losing at the Tokyo Olympics last year, scored a disappointing 638 in the 72-a-side qualifying round, beating Korean Lee Gahion, who took pole position in the women’s recurve. Is 37 points behind. The section’s poor ranking meant that Deepika had a hard time scoring as the former world number one would face a possible second round match against 2016 Rio Olympics gold medalist Korean Choi Mason. Deepika will face Chiara Rebagliati of Italy in her first round.

The three-time Olympian was a picture of inconsistency. After starting with four 10s, including two X’s (closest to the center) and a 9’s, Deepika hit the black ring (4) and even fired incorrectly in the last arrow of the fifth head.

He was even more frustrated as he finished the first half twice in the red (7-7). Halfway through, she managed just 323 points.

At the same time, she shot 18 perfect 10s at the halfway mark, just one behind Gavin, which summed up Deepika’s inconsistency that day.

Under pressure, Deepika slipped further into the final set of 36 arrows, where she managed just 315 points after hitting five 7s and one six to end her qualifying round. He had 11 Perfect 10s in the final half.

At 31st, Ankita (644) was the best among Indian women as she teamed up with 27th-ranked Tarundeep Rai (670) to finish 13th.

Parveen Jadhav, who also returned from defeat at the Tokyo Olympics, finished 30th with 668 points, while veteran Jayantha Talqdar (667) finished 32nd as the Recro men’s team had eight seedlings in the draw. Acquired.

On the other hand, the Recru Women’s team moved up to 13th position.

Earlier, the Indian women’s compound team lost to France in the bronze play-offs while the men’s team lost to Turkey and were knocked out of the quarter-finals.

A day after World Championship silver medalist Jyoti Sreekha Venam finished second, the women’s Jyoti, Priya Gerger and Miskan Kerr all lost to the United Kingdom 228-231 in the semi-finals. ۔

Fighting for bronze, the team lost a two-point lead of 231-233 to their French rivals Sophie Dodimont, Lola Grandgean and Sandra Harvey.


After getting a bye in the quarterfinals, the third seed Indian women’s team started by beating their Brazilian rival 230-227.

The men’s team of Abhishek Verma, Mohan Bhardwaj and Aman Saini started with a 234-232 victory over South Africa but suffered a one point defeat against Turkey, which they lost 234-235.

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