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India bags Bronze in World Archery Youth Championships

Trailing by one point till the penultimate end, the Indian trio made a spectacular recovery, shooting a flawless final end with two Xs (closer to centre) to defeat Colombia’s Jagdeep Teji Singh Mejia, Gomez Zuluaga Felipe and Toro Vasquez Manuel 234-231. In the final, the Indians shot 60 out of 60 while the Colombians made 56 to lose the battle in the bronze play-off.

The compound junior mixed team of Raginee Markoo and Sukhbeer Singh also assured India of a second silver medal, beating their Iranian opponents Geesa Bybordy and Danial Heidarzadehdehkordi 154-151.

The Indian team will face Switzerland for a gold on Saturday.

On Thursday, 17-year-old Komalika Bari had assured India of a silver medal after she reached the final in the recurve cadet section. Bari will face Sonoda Waka of Japan in the fight for the gold on Sunday.

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