Indian Women Archers Win Third Consecutive World Cup Gold

Indian Women Archers Win Third Consecutive World Cup Gold

On Saturday, the Indian compound women’s archery team—Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Swami, and Parneet Kaur—won a World Cup match against Estonia, securing a hat trick of gold medals. In a dominating final, the top-seeded team defeated Lisell Jaatma, Meeri-Marita Paas, and Maris Tetsmann of Estonia 232-229 to keep their winning record intact this season. They are the 2024 World Cup series winners, having previously won gold in Yecheon and Shanghai.

Rising Indian archer Priyansh finished in second place in the men’s final following a close match with world-ranked Mike Schloesser, just missing out on gold. Priyansh lost 149-148 in the first set after giving up a point in the opening set after having shot perfectly to advance to the final. Priyansh finished second in Shanghai and now has two World Cup silvers this season.

Avenging his earlier loss to the Danish archer in Yecheon, Priyansh defeated World No. 2 Mathias Fullerton by one point earlier in the semifinals after hitting all 15 of his arrows in the perfect-10 ring.

In the recurve finals on Sunday, India will try to win more medals. Ankita Bhakat and Dhiraj Bommadevara will compete in their semifinals, while Dhiraj and Bhajan’s mixed team will play Mexico for bronze.