Indian archers misfire in World Cup Stage II

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SHANGHAI, May 9: Indian archers drew a blank in the individual and team events of both recurve and compound sections as they failed to enter the medal rounds of the ongoing World Cup Stage II on Thursday.
The Indian men’s recurve team of Jagdish Choudhary, Chaman Singh and Sukhchain Singh lost to their lower-ranked counterparts from Bangladesh 1-5. They started off with a 54-all opening, only to misfire in the second and third sets to lose the quarterfinal tie.
The compound women’s team of Parveena, Monali Jadhav and Priya Gurjar too witnessed similar fate as they lost 219-231 against their opponents from Chinese Taipei.
The recurve women’s team also fell by the wayside in the second round with a 2-6 defeat to USA.
Seeded fourth, the compound men’s team could not even cross the first round hurdle and were eliminated by 13th seed New Zealand 220-223.
India’s hope will now rest on the mixed pair event in both the recurve and compound sections.
Earlier, the Indians started on a miserable note in the individual section as they bowed out one by one.
Vakilraj Dindor made a pre-quarterfinal exit, going down to Wei Chun-Heng of Chinese Taipei 3-7 in the men’s recurve. (PTI)