Paris: India clinched three gold medals in the third leg of the World Cup on Sunday with the amazing performance of veteran recurve archer Deepika Kumari, who is in excellent form. Due to this, India had four gold medals in this competition. Abhishek Verma won the gold medal in compound individual event on Saturday.
Earlier she was part of the gold medal winning team of mixed and women’s recurve team. In the final of the mixed team event, the fifth seeded pair of Dipika and her husband Atanu Das came back from a 0-2 loss to Jeff Van Den Berg and Gabriella Scholeser of the Netherlands to win 5-3.
Earlier, the Indian women’s recurve team comprising star archers Deepika, Ankita Bhagat and Komolika Bari won the gold medal with a comfortable 5-1 win over Mexico. The women’s recurve team had missed out on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics last week. With the gold medal, he tried to reduce this disappointment. atanu said after the win, ‘‘It’s a wonderful feeling. For the first time we were playing in the final together and we won together. Feeling very happy.’’
This year it is his second consecutive World Cup and sixth overall (Shanghai 2011, Medellin 2013, Roclaw 2013, Roclaw 2014, Guatemala City 2021) gold medal. Every time Deepika was included in the team. The performance of the Indian team was excellent, in which the score was 57-57 in the first set. But in the second set, the Indian team put pressure on the Mexican team which included London 2012 silver medalists Aida Roman, Alejandra Valencia and Anna Vazquez. In the second set, Mexico’s team trailed by three points after scoring 52 points. The Indian team was ahead 3-1 and scored 55 points in the third set as well, but Mexico’s team could not match and by one point. Missed the third set. In this way he had to face the second consecutive defeat this year.