26 year old Abhishek Verma has bagged a silver medal in Archery World Cup and became the first Indian to do so. Verma defeated the one of the best player Mario Cardoso in the semifinals .However, he had to settle for a silver medal against Elmaagcli in the final with score 143-145.
A wild eight in the second set from Verma allowed Elmaagcli to take the upper hand at 57-56, but the Indian rallied to shoot a perfect 30. Verma had a single-point lead (86-85) after nine arrows, but the Turkish, with the two consecutive perfect ends of 30, put paid to Verma’s hopes of clinching the god medal.”You never know when perfect score is going to happen. Sometimes you just have a good feeling and this is what happened to me. It’s been a great experience,” Verma said.
India’s next hopes will be on the sixth seeded Deepika Kumari. Her first game is against the Korean third seed Kawanaka Kaori in the quarter finals.