World Archery Championships 2023
World Archery Championships 2023

World Archery Championships 2023: Aditi Swamy and Ojas Deotale crowned compound world champions; winners List: India’s daughter Aditi Gopichand Swamy and Ojas Pravin Deotale won gold medals in the women’s and men’s individual compound events respectively at the World Archery Championships 2023 in Berlin, Germany on Saturday.

India won four medals in the Berlin Archery Competition, three gold, and one bronze. Compound archers took home all of the medals. The medal tally was India’s best achievement at the World Championships. Since the inception of the championship in 1931, India had never won a gold medal.

Sixteen-year-old Aditi Gopichand Swamy, seeded sixth, became the youngest archer to win an individual event at the Senior World Championships after beating Mexico’s Andrea Becerra 149-147 in the final.

In the Under-18 category, reigning world champion and world record holder Aditi Gopichand Swamy defeated second-seed fellow Indian Jyoti Surekha Vennam 149-145 in the semi-finals to seal her place in the gold medal match.

Meanwhile, Jyoti Surekha Vennam won the bronze medal in the women’s individual compound event by defeating Turkey’s Ipek Tomaruk 150-146. Another Indian archer Preneet Kaur bowed out in the quarterfinals after losing to Jyoti Surekha Vennam.

Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Preneet Kaur and Aditi Gopichand Swamy had earlier combined to win the women’s compound team event and the first gold medal for India at the Archery World Championships. Later that day, Ojas Pravin Deotale of India won the men’s individual compound event.

Ojas Pravin Deotale beat Poland’s Lukasz Przybylski 150-149 in a hard-fought match to become the first Indian male archer to win a gold medal at the World Championships.

The 21-year-old Ojas had earlier beaten former world champions, Dutch archer Mike Schlosser and Przemyslaw Konecki of Poland, in the semi-finals and quarters respectively.

India’s campaign at the Berlin meet came to an end on Saturday. None of the Indian recurve archers made it to the medal round, failing to win any Olympic quota place for the proposed Paris 2024 Olympics in Berlin. Only recurve archery events are held in the Olympics.

World Archery Youth Championships 2023 Under 18: Indian medal winners

Aishwarya Sharma, Aditi Gopichand Swami and Ekta RaniCompound women’s teamGold
Aditi Gopichand SwamiCompound women individualGold
Manav Ganeshrao Jadhao, Pawan Gat and Ganesh Mani RatnamCompound men’s teamSilver
Aishwarya Sharma and Manav Ganeshrao JadhaoCompound mixed teamBronze
Ujjwal Dhama, Goldi Mishra and Agastay SinghRecurve men’s teamBronze

World Archery Youth Championships 2023 Under 21: Indian medal winners

PriyanshCompound men’s individualGold
Parth SalunkheRecurve men’s individualGold
Avneet Kaur and PriyanshCompound mixed teamGold
Avneet Kaur, Parneet Kaur and PragatiCompound women’s teamGold
Parth Salunkhe and RidhiRecurve mixed teamBronze
Bhajan KaurRecurve women’s individualBronze

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Individual recurve men

Parth Salunkhe – gold medal

Rohit Kumar – out in third round

Aditya Choudhary – out in third round

Individual recurve women

Bhajan Kaur – bronze medal

Ridhi – out in fourth round

Bhargaviben Vargishkumar Bhagora – out in third round

Recurve men’s team

Parth Salunkhe, Rohit Kumar and Aditya Choudhary – out in second round

Recurve women’s team

Ridhi, Bhargaviben Vargishkumar Bhagora and Bhajan Kaur – lost quarter-final match

Recurve mixed team

Parth Salunke and Ridhi – bronze medal

Individual compound men

Priyansh – gold medal

Prathamesh Jawkar – out in third round

Kushal Dalal – out in third round

Individual compound women

Avneet Kaur – lost bronze medal match

Pragati – lost quarter-final match

Parneet Kaur – out in third round

Compound men’s team

Priyansh, Prathamesh Jawkar and Kushal Dalal – lost bronze medal match

Compound women’s team

Avneet Kaur, Parneet Kaur and Pragati – gold medal

Compound mixed team

Avneet Kaur and Priyansh – gold medal

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