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Archery World Cup Stage 1: Jyothi Surekha Vennam bags 2nd gold

Jyothi and her debutant partner Ojas Deotale had earlier in the day defeated Chinese Taipei 159-154 in the compound mixed team event

PTI Antalya Published 23.04.23, 06:58 AM
Jyothi Surekha Vennam.

Jyothi Surekha Vennam. Twitter

Former world championship silver medallist Jyothi Surekha Vennam won the women’s compound individual gold medal at the Archery World Cup Stage 1 here on Saturday.

Jyothi prevailed over former world champion Sara Lopez of Colombia 149-146 to claim her second gold of the tournament.

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She and her debutant partner Ojas Deotale had earlier in the day defeated Chinese Taipei 159-154 in the compound mixed team event to open India’s medal account.

The win also avenged Jyothi’s World Championship final loss to the Colombian opponent when the Indian had to settle for a silver, going down 144-146 in Yankton (2021). Locked 30-all after both the archers hit three 10s to begin with, the Indian stepped up further in the second stage when she scored 30 with two Xs (closer to centre) to take a slender one-point lead as Lopez managed 29.

Jyothi, who topped the qualification with a world record-equalling score, extended her lead by two points (119-117) with three more 10s in the fourth end. She wrapped up the issue with yet another perfect round to exact sweet revenge on Sara.

In the semi-final, Jyothi eliminated world No.1 Ella Gibson of Britain 148-146.

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