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Deepika in women's individual archery final

Promising Indian archer Deepika Kumari as made the final of the women's recurve individual event of the World Cup Stage 2 at Antalya.

She will play Korea's Lee Sung Jin in the summit clash tomorrow. According to the information received here, the 18-year-old defeated Chinese Taipei's Lin Chia-En 6-1 in the semifinals.

In the quarterfinals, she had beaten Karina Winter of Germany 6-0 yesterday. However, all the men's recurve archers and men's and women's compound archers fell by the fourth round.

Deepika Kumari
Deepika Kumari

National compound men's champion Rajat Chauhan of Rajasthan reached the quarterfinals only to lose to Braden Gellenthien of the US in the tie-breaker. Both archers shot 144 points each.

In the one-arrow tie-breaker, both scored a 10 each. The American won the contest as his shot was found to be closer to the centre. The Indian men's recurve team who ended fifth with a total of 2012 points will compete in the team elimination today.

The Indian women's recurve team finished seventh with 1920. The men's compound team ended eighth with 2086 as the women's team was sixth with 2024. 

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