Indian compound trio - Abhishek Verma, Chinn Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh defeated Colombian Team (226-221) to take the nation’s first ever Gold Medal in Compound event in Archery World Cup. They entered in the finals by defeating the strongest team of world – USA in the semi final (232-230) while India edge out Iran by an identical margin the quarterfinals. India beat Vietnam in the first round.
The Colombian trio of Cardona, Ospina and Munoz were no match to the Indians, who began with four perfect 10s including one closest to the centre (X) to open up a 58-57 lead in the first end.
With yet another four perfect 10s including one X from a possible six, the Indian team clinched the second end 58-56 to stretch their lead to three points (116-113).
By their own standards, Abhishek Verma, Chinnaraju Srither and Amanjeet Singh had the poorest display in the third end but Colombians failed to capitalise as it saw a 52-all tie which was enough to maintain their three-point lead (168-1665).
The Abhishek Verma led team put up another flawless display to cap the fourth end with four 10s including one X en route to 58 out of a possible 60 as Colombians paled in comparison with a 56 to slip to a big defeat.