Archery World Cup: India men’s compound team defeated France in a thrilling gold medal match to emerge on the top step of the podium in successive stages of the World Cup.
- India defeated France 232-230 in the final to win the gold medal
- The trio of shonAbhishek Verma, Aman Saini and Rajat Chauhane in Gwangju
- India had beaten France last month in Antalya World Cup Stage 1
The Indian men’s compound archery team won the gold medal at the Archery World Cup Stage 2 in Gwangju, South Korea. It was their second successive World Cup gold medal as the team comprising Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini and Rajat Chauhan had finished on the top step of the podium in Antalya, Turkey last month.
India came from behind to prevail over France by two points in an intense finish to win the gold medal on Saturday.
It was a repeat of the Stage 1 final as India fought back from behind against France to win the gold medal. With a near-perfect showing in the 3rd end after a shaky start in the first two ends. India defeated France 232-230. In the semi-final, India had defeated hosts Korea in a thrilling shoot-off.
In the last World Cup final at Antalya in April, the trio of Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini, and Rajat Chauhan had beaten France by a point.