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Archery World Cup: Indian archers in gold medal hunt

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Wroclaw :Indian mixed recurve team of Mangal Singh Champia and Deepika Kumari stormed into the final to assure themselves a medal in the Archery World Cup – Stage 3 .

The third seeded duo took a commanding 4-0 lead before wrapping the issue in the drawn fourth end against the second seeded French pair of Jean-Charles Valladont and Sophie Planeix 5-3 in the semifinals.

They will take on lower-ranked Mexican pair of Juan Rene Serrano and Aida Roman in the final on Sunday.

In the quarters, the Indian duo fresh from earning India quota berths for the Rio Olympics faced a stiff challenge from Spanish before ousting them 5-4 in the shoot off (20-15).

The duo were stretched in the last 16 which too went till the wire before Champia and Deepika sealed the issue 5-4 in the shootoff (19-17).

PTI