Archery World Championships: Indian men’s recurve team bags Silver Medal

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  • The Indian men’s recurve team today bagged a silver medal in the Archery World Championships at Den Bosch in The Netherlands.
  • Indian trio of Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das and Pravin lost to Chinese team of Ding Yiliang, Wei Shaoxuan and Feng Hao 6-2 in the summit clash. India thus ended their campaign with one silver and two bronze medals won in the women’s compound team and individual events.
  • The men’s recurve team was playing in the final of World Championships after a gap of 14 years. This was India’s sixth silver at the World Championships where the country is yet to win a gold medal.
  • The men’s recurve team, which had slumped to number 17 in rankings from being number one in May 2011, had also surprised everyone by sealing the Olympic quota place ahead of the fancied women’s team.
  • This was also for the first time since 2014 that the Indian men’s team made the final of a world event. The silver and two bronze at the 2019 World Championships took India’s overall count to eight medals in the premier biennial competition.
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