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India bag Gold in World Archery Youth Championships

Sukhbeer Singh and Raginee Markoo prevailed over their Swiss opponents Andrea Vallaro and Janine Hunsperger 152-147 to clinch their second medal of the tournament.

Sukhbeer had won a bronze in the junior compound team event on Friday.

India are also in the hunt for a second gold as Komalika Bari will take on Sonoda Waka of Japan in the recurve cadet summit clash on Sunday.

Sukhbeer and Raginee made a strong start and shot consistently to keep the Swiss pair at bay. In the first end, the Indian duo shot two 10s to win 38-36, and they followed it up with three 10s in the second end to make it 39-37. Andrea and Janine gave some fight in the third end but Sukhbeer and Raginee managed to prevail by one point (37-36) for an overall five-point lead. Both shot 38-all in the final end but the Indians’ overall lead was enough to clinch the issue 114-109.

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