The Indian women compound team is on the brink of making a history as they defeated Germany in the semifinals at the 2017 Hyundai World Archery Championships, 232-227, to enter the gold medal match in Mexico.
Indian trio of Trisha Deb, Lily Chanu Paonam and Jyothi Surekha Vennam can bring the first gold medal for the nation in the World Archery Championships if they beat Colombia in the last 2.
The nation has won four silver medals at the senior World Archery Championships, but is yet to grab a gold. They have faltered at the last step on all four occasion when they managed to reach the final.
The Indian squad had the highest per-match average of any team in the field in Mexico.
Deb, Paonam and Vennam scored matches of 232, 233 and 232 points as they beat Russia, Denmark and then Germany in the elimination matches on the Campo Marte.
Paonam and Vennam both finished in the top 10 individually at these championships, while Deb came 17th after losing in the third round.
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