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May 08, 2019

Archery World Cup Stage II: Ankita Bhakat, Preeti, Vakilraj Dindor & Gurwinder Singh advance to 3rd round

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India's Ankita Bhakat, Preeti, Vakilraj Dindor and Gurwinder Singh advanced to the third round in their events at the Archery World Cup Stage II in Shanghai today.
The lowest ranked Indian in the qualification, Gurwinder created an upset of sorts in the men's compound event when he eliminated his teammate Lovejot Singh by a slender two-point margin. He will take on Danie Oosthuizen of Australia in the third round.
2017 Youth World Championship bronze medalist Ankita defeated Elena Osipova of Russia to set up a third round clash against 10th seed Xiaoqing Long of China in the women's recurve individual event. Her teammated Preeti also remained in the medal hunt, ousting teammate Sangeeta in second round. Preeti will take on Naomi Folkard of Great Britain.
In the men's recurve individual event, Vakilraj ousted higher ranked Denis Gankin of Kazakhstan to advance to the third round where he will take on Matthew Requa of USA.

In the recurve men's team event, the trio of Jagdish Choudhary, Chaman Singh and Sukhchain Singh breezed past their opponents from Iran in straight sets. They will face Malaysia in the second round. 

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