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Indian archers advance at WC Stage II in Shanghai

Press Trust of India  |  Shanghai 

India's Ankita Bhakat, Preeti, Vakilraj Dindor and Gurwinder Singh advanced to the third round in their respective events at Stage II here Wednesday.

The lowest ranked Indian in the qualification, Gurwinder (44th) created an upset of sorts in the men's compound event when he eliminated his teammate (21st) by a slender two-point margin (145-143). He will take on Danie Oosthuizen of in the third round.

2017 Youth bronze medalist Ankita defeated of 7-3 to set up a third round clash against 10th seed of in the women's recurve individual event.

Her teammated Preeti also remained in the medal hunt, ousting teammate 6-2 in second round. Preeti will take on of Great Britain.

In the men's recurve individual event, Vakilraj ousted higher ranked of 6-2 to advance to the third round where he will take on of USA.

In the recurve men's team event, the trio of Jagdish Choudhary, Chaman Singh and Sukhchain Singh breezed past their opponents from in straight sets.

They will face in the second round.

Recurve mixed pair of Choudhary and Preeti bounced back from first set deficit to get the better of Ghenadi Iepuri and Madalina Amaiestroaie of 6-2. They will take on USA in the second round.

Indian recurve women team, who are seeded eighth, have got a bye into second round and will take on ninth seeds USA next.

have fielded their reserves for the second stage of

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First Published: Wed, May 08 2019. 19:10 IST