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World Archery Championship Stage 1: Deepica Women’s Leadership Team Defeats Mexico to Win Gold

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Photo file of Deepika Kumari.

The Indian women’s team kept its nerves to beat Mexico 5-4 (27-26) in an intriguing final to grab a gold medal from the 1st stage of the World Cup in archery here on Sunday.

Locked 4-4 in penalties, the Indian team, including experienced Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bakat and Komalica Bari, shot 27 to beat their Mexican rivals by one point and win their first gold team gold in seven years.

This is the fifth gold medal of the team team at the Deepika World Cup. Deepika showed maximum composure to break the perfect 10 in the last arrow of the shot to put pressure on the silver medalist of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Aida Roman, who needed a nine, but only to move away for a weak eight result.

This was India’s fifth gold for the women’s team in the World Cup, having previously won in Shanghai in 2011, Medellin in 2013, Wroclaw in 2013 and 2014.

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