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Indian archers end campaign without a medal

Press Trust of India  |  Berlin 

Indian archers ended their campaign at the World Cup Stage 4 without a medal as men's compound team went down to lower-ranked to lose out on a third-place finish here today.

The third seeded Indian team comprising Abshisek Verma, Aman Saini and Amanjeet Singh lost 225-227 to Germany, seeded fifth, in a bronze medal play-off match.

This was the last stage of the Archery World Cup and the Indian team returned empty-handed.

India's World Cup campaign has produced one team gold (Stage 1) and one mixed team bronze (Antalya Stage 2) -- all in the compound sections. The recurve archers have failed to win a single medal.

The Indian men's compound team carried sole medal hopes today after rest of the Indians failed to progress beyond quarterfinals.

Both and were locked 57-all after the first end but the Germans produced a stunning second end to take a 115-111 lead.

The team of Henrik Hornung, Marcel Trachsel and Marcus Laube shot four perfect 10s out of a possible six, including three X (closest to the centre).

shot a 58 in the third end but it was not enough to curtail the deficit and still enjoyed a three-point lead. They eventually sealed the issue in the fourth end.

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 15:48 IST