Indian Archer Abhishek Verma wins World Cup final bronze

Samsun: India’s star compound archer Abhishek Verma put up a dazzling display to down Kim Jongho of Korea and bag a bronze medal in the season-ending World Cup Final here on Saturday.

The Korean, who is the most consistent compound archer to have qualified with the highest average arrow (9.82), led by a point till the third end against Verma in the bronze playoff.

But the Indian archer displayed a super consistent show, shooting 149 out of a possible 150, to edge out the Korean by two points in the fiercely-contested match.

Verma partnered with Jyothi Surekha Vennam to clinch a silver in the exhibition compound mixed team event. Drawn against hosts Turkey in the final, the Indian pair lost 152-159.

Verma had won a silver in his maiden World Cup Final appearance in Mexico City in 2015.

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