Hermosillo, Mexico: Dhiraj Bommadevara confirmed some spark when he shocked two-time Olympic group gold medallist Kim Woojin 6-2 however misplaced his subsequent two matches to return empty-handed as India ended their marketing campaign with a solitary silver medal within the ‘Archery World Cup Final’.
Compound archer Prathamesh Jawkar received the nation’s lone medal regardless of India fielding their biggest-ever contingent of 5 archers within the World Cup’s season-ending grand finale.
Rising Indian recurve archer Dhiraj started his marketing campaign on a rousing be aware when he rallied from 0-2 to tug off an upset 28-29, 30-28, 30-28, 29-26 win over the World No 2 Korean heavyweight within the males’s quarter-finals in Hermosillo on Sunday.
However the 22-year-old Military archer faltered towards one other Korean Lee Woo Seok as he went down 1-7 (28-28, 27-30, 28-30, 28-29) within the semi-final to be left to combat for the third-place playoff, the place he was up towards Medellin World Cup winner Mauro Nespoli.
The bronze medal contest went right down to the wire with the Italian clinching the problem 6-5 (29-30, 27-27, 25-29, 27-26, 27-28) (10-9) within the shoot-off the place Dhiraj dropped a degree.
Jayanta Talukdar stays the one male recurve archer to have received a World Cup Last medal — bronze — 13 years in the past in Edinburgh.
Dola Banerjee is the one Indian with a World Cup Last gold that got here means again in Dubai 2007 within the girls’s recurve part.
By way of medals, lady recurve archer Deepika Kumari is essentially the most profitable Indian, having received 4 silver medals at completely different World Cup Finals.
The occasion is a year-ending world outside competitors the place a complete of 32 archers, eight in every of the 4 championship classes, combat it out for the gold, silver and bronze medals.
Archers qualify for the match by profitable one of many circuit’s 4 phases — in Antalya (Turkey), Shanghai (China), Medellin (Colombia) and Paris (France) — or by climbing excessive sufficient within the World Cup Rating with constant finishes throughout the season to make it as a factors qualifier. One spot in every class can also be awarded to the host nation.