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Indian archers disappoint at World Championships

October 05, 2013 23:01 IST

The Indian archery team ended their campaign in the World Championships without any medal after the compound mixed team lost to United States in the bronze medal play-off at Belek, Turkey on Saturday.

ArcheryThe Indian pair of Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma lost 151:156 to the American duo of Jesse Broadwater and Erika Jones.

This is the worst ever performance by Indian archers in any World Championships.

Earlier, both the men's and women's compound teams lost in the pre-quarterfinals on Friday.

The men's compound trio of Rajat Chauhan, Sandeep Kumar and Abhishek Verma, who were seeded 13th, were no match to their fourth seeded opponents from France and lost 176:188 in the pre-quarterfinals at the PapillonSportsCenter.

In the women's compound team event, Trisha Deba, Jhano Hansdah and Jyothi Surekha Vennam lost to world's top-ranked side, United States of America 156:172 in the pre-quarters.

India's campaign in the individual events had ended on Thursday.

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