Indian women’s compound archery team made their maiden entry into record books recently as they achieved the top spot in the world rankings. The team, which comprises of V Jyothi Surekha, Trisha Deb, P Lily Chanu, Muskan Kirar, Divya Dhayal, and Madhumita, jumped to the top rank from the fifth position.
The Indian team stands on three hundred and forty-two points (342.600), six points ahead of Chinese Taipei in second place.
The team grabbed the pole position after they won the silver medal at the 2018 archery World Cup in Berlin.
In case you missed it, the Indian women's Compound Archery team is now World No 1 for the first time in history.
— The Bridge (@TheBridge_IN) July 27, 2018
Archery Association of India took to Twitter to announce this news and congratulated the team for their achievement.
Compound women team earned top rank in world and created history in #Indian #archery… congratulations to all the team members who worked really hard for getting this position.
Congratulations and thanks to each and every person behind this achievement. ____ #worldranking pic.twitter.com/9bmo8PvvN4
— ARCHERY ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (@india_archery) July 26, 2018
The Indian team, however, missed the gold in the finals after they, unfortunately, lost the game by one point. The Indian team lost to France with a score of 229-228.
Indian team of Muskan Kirar, #TOPSAthlete-Trisha Deb & Jyothi Surekha Vennam won a_in Women’s Compound Team event in the #Archery World Cup in #Berlin. Well done #TeamIndia.
The govt. had sanctioned Rs. 25 Lakhs for the Compound team’s participation in the tourney.#WCBerlin #SAI pic.twitter.com/CS3OssQaNG
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) July 21, 2018
Earlier, The Indian team edged past Great Britain 224-223 in the preliminary round, outclassed the US 232-228 and stunned top-seed Turkey 231-228 to book a place in the final.