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Archery World Cup: Prathamesh Jawkar shocks world No. 1 for gold

By Rohit - May 21, 2023 - Last updated on May 21, 2023 04:07 PM
Archery World Cup: Prathamesh Jawkar shocks world No. 1 for gold

Shanghai, China (May 20, 2023): India finished their Archery World Cup 2023 stage 2 campaign in Shanghai, China, with three medals.

Indian archer Prathamesh Jawkar bagged the individual men's compound gold medal while Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Pravin Deotale combined to clinch the compound mixed team crown. Avneet Kaur won a bronze in the Individual Women's Compound.

Jawkar Wins Individual Men's Compound Gold

The 19-year-old Jawkar beat world No. 1 Mike Schloesser of the Netherlands 149-148 to top the podium. Jawkar advanced to the final after defeating Indonesia's Dhany Diva Pradana, Korea's Kim Jongho, Martin Damsbo of Denmark, and Choi Yonghee of Korea before defeating Robin Jaatma of Estonia.

Vennam and Deotale Win Second Consecutive Compound Mixed Team Gold

The 19-year-old Jyothi Surekha Vennam and 20-year-old Ojas Pravin Deotale earned India's second consecutive gold medal in the compound mixed team event. The couple just won the first stage of the Archery World Cup 2023 in Antalya.

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The Indian duo defeated the top-seeded Korean pair of Oh Yoohyun and Kim Jongho 156-155 in the final to secure their crown. Vennam and Deotale received a bye in the first round. They then defeated Bangladesh and Turkey to reach the semi-finals. In the last four, the pair beat Italy before rounding off their unbeaten campaign against Korea.

India's Recurve Archers Fall Short

India's campaign, however, ended on Saturday as none of the recurve archers made it to the medal round.

Overall, it was a successful campaign for India at the Archery World Cup 2023 stage 2. The team will now look to build on this momentum and continue their good form at the upcoming stages of the World Cup.

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