Archery World Cup Stage 2: Prathamesh, Avneet in semis; India crash out of recurve team events

Young Indian duo of Prathamesh Jawkar and Avneet Kaur overcame the mighty Korean challenge on way to entering the compound semifinals after the recurve archers crashed out of the team events in the Archery World Cup Stage 2 on Thursday.
The 19-year-old Jawkar knocked out Korean eighth seed 149-148 in the individual compound quarterfinal. Jawkar will face Robin Jaatma of Estonia in the semifinal.
Avneet, 18, stunned Korean top-seed Oh Yoohyun 142-142 (10*-10) in a tight shoot-off finish in the pre-quarterfinals. In the quarters, Avneet defeated Dafne Quintero of Mexico 147-144 to set up a semifinal clash with Ella Gibson of England.
Prathamesh and Avneet are now one win away from their maiden individual World Cup medals.
Earlier, it was a familiar script for Indian archers as they were eliminated by heavyweights Korea in the quarterfinals of the men’s recurve team event in the World Cup Stage 1 here on Thursday. The Indian trio of Dhiraj Bommadevara, Atanu Das and Neeraj Chauhan suffered a lopsided 0-6  defeat at the hands of the top-seeded Korean team of Lee Woo Seok, Kim Je Deok and Kim Woojin.        PTI