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Indian compound archers win two bronze medals in World Championship

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Indian women compound trio -- V. Jyothi Surekha, Muskan Kirar and Raj  Kaur -- bagged  the bronze medal defeating Turkey (229 - 226) in World Championship-Den Bosch (Netherlands) on Saturday.
 
Chinese Taipei won the title while the USA took the silver  medal. 
 
Before losing to the USA in the semi-final in a very tight match (227 - 226), India defeated France in the pre-quarter final (236 -226) and the hosts -- Netherlands (219 - 213) in the quarter-final. 
 
Giving a good performance in the individual category, Jyothi Surekha crushed the challenge of Yasim Bostan (Turkey) in a tie-breaker {145, 10 - 145, 9} who had a better standing in the qualification round (15th) and brought another bronze medal for the country. 
 
Jyothi defeated Eva Ploszal of Sweden (141 - 136) in 1/48 round, Layla Annisar of Great Britain (143-142) in 1/24 round, Choi Bomini of Korea in 1/16 round (146-144), Ist ranked Tanya Jemen of Demark in a tie-breaker {146-146 (10, x /10, 9)} and Sarah Prieels of Brazil (147 vs 141) in the quarter-final to meet Paige Pearce of USA in the semi-final. She lost to the US archer (143 Vs 140) and went to the bronze medal match. 
 
President of Archery Association  of India Arjun Munda expressed his pleasure over the impressive performance of the compound archers in the World Championship. He congratulated the winning archers for their superb show and accompanying officials for their untiring efforts. 
 
Secretary General of AAI Virendra Sachdeva said that tomorrow is an important day when Indian Recurve Men's team -- Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das and Pravin Jadhav -- will face China in the final for the world champion's title. 
 
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