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Indian women team in Archery World Cup final

Indian women recurve team shocked top seed Germany 5-3 to set up a gold medal clash with Chinese Taipei in the first stage of Archery World Cup at the Yuanshen Stadium here today.

India also remained in medal hunt in the men’s team and mixed pair in the recurve section but it was a forgettable outing for the compound archers who will return empty-handed after failing to progress to any medal round.

The trio of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi bounced back from their disappointing run in the individual events yesterday to down their German opponents. Seventh seed Chinese Taipei thrashed higher-ranked Russia 6-0 in the other semi-final.

All the recurve medals events will be held Sunday, while Saturday will be the compound finals. 

The Indian trio shot three 9s, followed by three Xs (closest to the centre) to take a 2-0 lead in the first set. The German team of Lisa Unruh, Elena Richter and Karina Winter recovered in the second to total 57 points but the Indians matched them to take a 3-1 lead. 
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