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Indian Archers Triumph at Archery World Cup 2024 Stage 3

The Archery World Cup 2024 Stage 3 in Antalya, Turkey concluded on June 23, 2024, with Indian archers showcasing their exceptional skills and bringing home multiple medals. This prestigious event, organized by World Archery from June 18-23, 2024, saw India’s team finish with an impressive tally of four medals – one gold, one silver, and two bronze.

Dhiraj Bommadevara’s Double Bronze

22-year-old Dhiraj Bommadevara emerged as a star performer for India, securing two bronze medals in recurve events.

Individual Recurve: Bommadevara, who has already qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics, clinched bronze in the men’s recurve playoff. He defeated Italy’s Olympic medalist Mauro Nespoli with a score of 7-3. Earlier, Bommadevara fell to two-time Olympic gold medalist Kim Woojin of South Korea in the semifinals. Kim went on to win gold, besting Brazilian Marcus D’Almeida in the final.

Mixed Recurve: Teaming up with Bhajan Kaur, Bommadevara secured another bronze in the mixed recurve event. The Indian duo overcame the Mexican pair of Alejandra Valencia and Matias Grande with a score of 5-3 in the bronze medal playoff.

Women’s Compound Team Continues Dominance

The Indian women’s compound team extended their remarkable winning streak at the Antalya event.

Hat-trick of Gold: The trio of Aditi Swami, Jyothi Surekha Vennam, and Parneet Kaur clinched their third consecutive gold medal of the season. They triumphed over the Estonian team comprising Lisell Jaatma, Meeri-Marita Paas, and Maris Tetsman in the final.

Impressive Record: This victory marks the team’s third gold in the 2024 World Cup series, following wins at:

  • Stage 1 in Shanghai, China
  • Stage 2 in Yecheon, South Korea

Moreover, it’s their fourth straight World Cup Stage gold, including their victory at the 2023 Stage 4 in Paris.

Priyansh’s Silver in Individual Compound

21-year-old Priyansh added to India’s medal tally with a silver in the men’s individual compound event. He faced tough competition from World No. 1 Mike Schloesser of the Netherlands in the final, ultimately securing the second-place finish.

18th Archery World Cup 2024: Event Overview

The Archery World Cup, in its current format, was first introduced by World Archery in 2006. The 2024 edition marks the 18th year of this annual competition.

Tournament Structure: The World Cup consists of four stages, with events held in different locations worldwide. The stages for 2024 are:

  1. Stage 1: April 23-28, Shanghai, China
  2. Stage 2: May 21-26, Yecheon, South Korea
  3. Stage 3: June 18-23, Antalya, Turkey
  4. Final: October 19-20, Tlaxcala, Mexico

World Archery: Governing Body

Founded in 1931, World Archery is the global governing body for the sport of archery. Key facts:

  • Membership: 168 countries
  • Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Mission: To develop and promote archery worldwide

Significance of Indian Performance

The success of Indian archers at the Antalya World Cup stage highlights the country’s growing prowess in the sport. Dhiraj Bommadevara’s dual bronze medals demonstrate India’s strength in recurve archery, while the women’s compound team’s continued dominance reinforces their world-class status.

As the archery world looks ahead to the 2024 Paris Olympics, these performances bode well for India’s medal prospects. The consistent success across different events and categories showcases the depth of talent and the effectiveness of India’s archery programs.

The Archery World Cup serves as a crucial platform for athletes to gain international experience and measure themselves against top global competitors. For young archers like Bommadevara and Priyansh, these achievements will boost confidence and provide valuable experience as they prepare for future challenges.

As the archery season progresses, all eyes will be on the Indian team to see if they can maintain this momentum and potentially improve their medal tally at the World Cup Final in Tlaxcala, Mexico, later this year.

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