Yankton: The Indian archery trio of V. Jyothi Surekha, Muskan Kirar, and Priya Gurjar were defeated by their Colombian counterparts Sara Lopez, Alejandra Usquiano, and Nora Valdez 229-224 in the finals of the World archery championships in Yankton, US on Friday.
Later, the Indian team of Jyothi and Abhishek Verma were defeated 154-150 by the Colombian pair of Sara Lopez and Daniel Munoz. With that, India’s hopes of winning gold in the world championships were dashed once more, as the country brought home two silver medals while Colombia won its third world title.
After a 58-58 deadlock at the completion of the first end, Colombia gained a one-point advantage in the second round of the women’s compound event. The Colombians showed off their shooting talents in the face of strong winds, scoring two points each in the final two ends to earn a five-point triumph.
While in the mixed event, after the first end, the Indian team had a 39-38 edge. Colombia won the following two ends, including the third end with a flawless 40, to take a 117-111 lead.
Colombia won its fourth World title and first in the mixed team event as the Indians, who had two rounds of 36, won the final end 39-37 but lost the match. Nonetheless, Jyothi achieved a personal milestone by claiming two podium finishes to earn her fifth world championships medal.