Two silvers for Deepika Kumari in archery World Cup
Deepika Kumari bagged two silver medals to help India finish fourth in the Archery World Cup Stage 1 held in Shanghai.
One of the medals was shared with Jayanta Talukdar. The promise shown by Kumari may have set higher standards for her but some of the veteran campaigners proved to be too good for her, forcing her to settle for two silver medals in the competition, which concluded yesterday.
She had a difficult time against Korean Ok-Hee Yun, an Olympic champion and a bronze medallist in Beijing 2008. However, Kumari did not go down without a fight.
At one point it seemed like she would go all the way as she had a 4-2 lead, but the Korean did not panic and won consecutive games to showcase a spirited comeback.
In the re-curve mixed team final, the US pair of Brady Ellison and Khatuna Lorig conquered Talukdar and Deepika Kumari 154-146 as India ended their campaign with two silvers and one bronze.
Earlier, in the compound women section, Trisha Deb, Gagandeep Kaur and Lily Chanu P thrashed their Italian opponents in the bronze medal play-off.