Tarundeep Rai and Ridhi won the gold in the recurve mixed team event on Sunday.© Twitter
The Indian mixed recurve team defeated Great Britain in the final on Sunday to win the gold medal at the 2022 Archery World Cup, Antalya. Tarundeep Rai and Ridhi came from behind twice at the summit before beating Britain’s Bryony Pitman and Alex Wise in a shoot-off. The Indian archery pair took India’s second gold medal at the meet.
17-year-old Ridhi and 38-year-old Olympian Tarundeep Rai did not have a great start in the final. With a 2-0 loss, Ridhi and Rai came back to make things right.
In the third set, Indians lost 39-40 to the British pair. The Indian duo wrote another comeback to stay in the game, as they won the fourth set 38-37 to tie the game at 4-4 and force the shoot-off.
The Indians won the thrilling shoot-off 18-17.
Earlier on Saturday, the Indian men’s compound team defeated France in the final on Saturday to win India’s first medal at the 2022 Archery World Cup.
The trio of Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini and Rajat Chauhan defeated the French team 232-230 to secure the gold.
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