India return empty-handed as Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das lose bronze medal clash

No medals for the Indian archers as Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari lost their respective bronze medal matches.

The Indian star archers Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari lost their respective bronze medal matches as India shows poor performance and returning empty-handed from the world cup finals. With the absence of the Indian recurve coach, the couple struggled under cold and overcast conditions in the world cup finals. Atanu Das lost a bronze playoff to the reigning Olympic champion Mete Gazoz of turkey in a 6-0 set.

Making her eighth world cup finals appearance the world no. 2 Deepika kumari misfired a six to lose 5-6 in the shoot-off. Deepika who returned following her quarterfinal exit at the Tokyo games a perfect set of 30 eluded the Three-time Indian olympian as her German rival cruise to a 4-0 lead against her.


Michelle drilled a perfect score in the first two sets while the third was a tie with both the archer shooting 28-all. The german started to wobble in the fourth set t her narrow landing in the red circle as Deepika seized the opportunity to win the set by one point(28-27). Down 3-5 Deepika collected another 28 in make or break the fifth set to force a shoot-off. But in the shoot-off, Deepika faltered shooting wide in the blue ring and eventually losing to the german Michelle.

Das started very well with a 6-2 win over the german Maximilian Weckmueller but gone down to the USA’s world number 1 Brady Ellison in a 2-6 set.