Jyothi Surekha Vennam once again led the way as the best Indian archer on display at the Shanghai 2023 Hyundai Archery World Cup stage 2, finishing sixth in qualification on Tuesday.
The Indian, who started the season with a stunning week in Antalya in the first World Cup stage, shot 693 out of 720, recovering from a less-than-ideal first half to be in the top eight. In Antalya, she had shot a world record-equalling 713 to earn the top seeding but conditions were different in Shanghai.
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“It wasn’t a great day,” Vennam told World Archery. “We could have done better, not the usual conditions that I have experienced before in Shanghai.” The report added that the archers in Shanghai had to “contend with a changing, swirling wind” on Tuesday.
Only a total of 11 compound men and women archers shot in excess of 700 on the day, after a high-scoring start to the circuit last month in Turkey.
World Cup Stage II underway in China and Korea joins the circuit this week.
Compound qualifications done, apparently windy conditions and low scores overall. Jyothi comes back strongly to be seeded 6th. https://t.co/OVnmjVTONT pic.twitter.com/xxpccsH2py
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) May 16, 2023
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