Archery World Cup 2023: Aditi Gopichand Swamy broke the Under 18 world record in the women's compound qualification round

Indian archer Aditi Gopichand Swamy shattered the under-18 compound world record at the Archery World Cup 2023 stage 3 in Medellin, Colombia.

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Archery World Cup 2023: Aditi Gopichand Swamy broke the Under 18 world record in the women's compound qualification round | Sportz Point

In a spectacular display of skill and precision, Indian archer Aditi Gopichand Swamy shattered the under-18 compound world record in the women's compound qualification round at the Archery World Cup 2023 stage 3 in Medellin, Colombia, on Tuesday.

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Archery World Cup 2023: Aditi Gopichand Swamy broke the Under 18 world record in the women's compound qualification round | Sportz Point

Aditi Gopichand Swami smashed the U18 World record. Image- Olympics

Aditi, the 16-year-old archer, showcased her exceptional talent and scored 711 points out of 720 to top the 72-arrow qualification and surpassed the previous world record of 705 set by USA's Liko Arreola in May. She also created an Asian record in the Women's 50m Compound Round Under 18 Category of the Archery World Cup 2023. Her performance ensured Swamy topped the qualification round, ahead of compatriot Jyothi Surekha Vennam, who managed a tally of 708. Aditi was also just two points short of the senior record of 713 held by Colombian Sara Lopez.

Speaking after her record-breaking performance, Aditi Gopichand Swamy expressed her elation and gratitude to World Archery. "I didn't expect that I was going to shoot like that and that score, but now I'm very happy with that score because I'm only 16 years old,"

Meanwhile, Parneet Kaur finished sixth to ensure that the Indian women's team was seeded first in the compound women's team matches. A combined score of 2119 for the Indian compound women's team ensured that they finished top of the seedings. Their total was only one point off the world record set by Korea a week prior in Singapore.

In men's compound of the Archery World Cup 2023, Abhishek Verma finished eighth. He scored a total of 707 points, level with Sawyer Sullivan (USA) and Matthias Fullerton (Denmark). But Fullerton (32) and Sullivan (25) scored more bulls-eyes than Verma (24). They finished ahead of him in sixth and seventh respectively.

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Verma will shoot with Swami in the compound mixed team matches where India is seeded first as well. India is also seeded second in the men's compound team field. Ojas Pravin Deotale (703) and Prathamesh Samadhan Jawkar (702) finished 13th and 19th respectively.

The elimination rounds for the team matches will start on Wednesday along with the qualification rounds for individual recurve.

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