Indian compound and recurve duo of Abhishek Verma and Deepika Kumari have made the cut for the season-ending Archery World Cup Final to be held in Mexico.
Deepika Kumari has won three World Cup Final silver medals from 2011-2013, in World Cup in Antalya this year has made the cut off the back of a bronze medal at Stage 2 as Kumari will make a return to the showpiece event after two years.
Former world number the 21-year-old one Indian had skipped the ongoing Stage 4 in Colombia, Medellin and had to wait until the semifinals to see if either of Chinese Taipei’s Lin Shih-Chia or Le Chien-Ying could overtake her on points.
She has amassed 24 world ranking points, something Shih-Chia and Chien-Ying — who have made to the Medellin bronze playoff — cannot get past.
On Sunday, if Chien-Ying won the bronze playoff in Medellin, she has to scored 23 ranking points and makes it to the finals, otherwise, Khatuna Lorig, five-time Olympian of the United States will qualify for the only available berth.
Korean duo of Ki Bo Bae, Choi Misun, Colombia’s Ana Maria Rendon, Japan’s Kaori Kawanaka and Mackenzie Brown of the USA are the others who have qualified in the women’s recurve.
Having won the World Cup Stage 3 Poland last month in Wroclaw, Delhi player Verma, has skipped the Medellin event, and qualified for the World Cup Final with 39 rating points.
The compound men’s roster is complete as Verma will shoot with Reo Wilde (US), Dutchman Mike Schloesser, Demir Elmaagacli (Turkey), Martin Damsbo (Denmark)and the French duo of Sebastien Peineau and Dominique Genet.