Monday, February 28, 2022

Pooja wins silver at Para Archery Championships

Para Archery World Championships: Pooja Jatyan wins historic silver

 DUBAI: Rookie para bowman Pooja Jatyan on Sunday prearranged history as she turned into the main Indian to win a silver in a singular segment of the Para World Championships.

Pooja lost to Italian Petrilli Vincenza in the culmination conflict to end her World Para Championships dream run with a silver decoration.

Looking at to turn into the main lady toxophilism best on the planet at the senior level, the 24-year-old from Gurugram was facing Tokyo Paralympics silver medalist from Italy in the last.

Pooja, who is tormented with polio since youth, set up a brave show dashing to a 3-1 lead however the world No. 7 Italian utilized her tremendous experience to bob back and down the Indian 3-7 (24-24, 23-21, 26-28, 24-26, 25-27).

#Pooja turns into the first 🇮🇳 Indian Para-Archer 🏹 to secure an Indv. SILVER 🥈Medal at World #ParaArchery Championship…

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India in this manner finished their best ever World Archery Para Championships with two silver awards, a first for the country.

India had before partaken in two World Championships - - Beijing 2017 and Den Bosch 2019 where Paralympic toxophilite Rakesh Kumar verged on winning the bronze decoration.

In the last, both Pooja and the Italian got going with a tie in the primary set before the Indian took a 3-1 lead, beating her liked adversary in the subsequent set.

Vincenza got up midway imprint, shooting one 10 and two 9s to take the third set and make it three-all.

Under tension, the Indian began to flounder as she shot three 7s in the last two closures as a reliable Vincenza fixed the issue by winning the last two sets.

Prior in the day, Pooja made history by turning into the principal Indian to enter the last in a singular segment of the Para World Championships.

Indian (healthy) compound toxophilite Jyothi Surekha Vennam has recently entered the World Championships individual recurve ladies' conclusive, winning a silver at Yankton 2021.

Pooja returned from 0-2 down to overcome 49-year-old Hazel Chaisty of Britain 6-2 to guarantee India of at minimum one more silver decoration from the continuous competition.

The youthful Indian delivered her best in the second set where she shot two 9s and a X. She drove 28-24, 25-24 and 24-21 to win the last three sets and the match.

Qualified as fourth seed, Pooja got a bye into the second round where she whipped her senior comrade Pooja Khanna 7-1.

In the following round, she defeated a solid opposition from world No 6 Svetlana Barantseva of Russia to arise 6-4 champ.

In the recurve ladies' open group occasion, nonetheless, the Indian group of Pooja and her senior colleague Khanna neglected to accumulate a third decoration, going down to their rivals from Mongolia 1-5.

India's mission likewise finished in the individual recurve men's open class after Tokyo Paralympics bronze medallist Harvinder Singh lost his pre-quarter-last match to South Korea's Park Jun Beom 4-6.

Down two sets, Singh set up an amazing show as he made a rebound into the game by dominating the following two sets just to vacillate in the final remaining one.

"It's disheartening... I really want to chip away at my shooting once I'm back," said Singh, promising to return more grounded.

The compound blended pair of Shyam Sundar Swami and Jyoti Baliyan had opened India's record with a silver award - - the country's first decoration in the World Archery Para Championships.

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