Archery World Cup: Abhishek Verma clinches gold in a high scoring final

Abhishek Verma
Abhishek Verma

Ace compound archer Abhishek Verma clinched the gold medal in the third stage of the World Cup. Verma lifted the World Cup title folowing a high scoring final against America’s Krish Schraff. Verma and Schraff finished with 148 points apiece and sending the final game to a shoot out.

Verma prevailed as he took the gold medal with a perfect 10 while the American finished with nine. Netherland’s Mike Schloesser finished with the bronze medal as he toppled Anton Bulaev 150-147.

Abhishek Verma’s journey to the top of the podium

Abhishek Verma
Abhishek Verma

Returning to action after almost two years, the two-time World Cup winner Abhishek Verma, who had qualified as 11th seed, shot two perfect 10s including one X in the shoot-off to set up a last-four clash against Bulaev of Russia. In his very first outing following the pandemic, Verma clinched gold proving his temperament.

Verma stormed into the semi-finals of the individual section in the evening session with a 146-146 (10-9) shoot-off win over Martin Laursen of Denmark.

In the women’s compound individual section, Jyothi Surekha Vennam made a quarterfinal exit losing to Andrea Becerra of Mexico 143-147.

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