Antalya, Apr 24 (PTI) India bagged its second gold medal on the Archery World Cup Stage 1 because the recurve mixed team of Tarundeep Rai and Ridhi Phor got here kind behind to pip Great Britain in the shoot-off right here on Sunday.

Pairing up for the primary time ever, two-time Olympian Rai and the younger Ridhi trailed twice 0-2 and 2-4 however held their nerve to shut out the tie 5-4 (35-37, 36-33, 39-40, 38-37) (18-17) enroute their maiden gold medal.

India thus concluded its marketing campaign in the primary occasion of the calendar 12 months with two gold medals, the primary coming by means of the compound males’s team of Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Aman Saini on Saturday. 

Incidentally for the 38-year-old Rai, who received the Asian Games silver in Guangzhou 2010, this was his first-ever mixed team medal in the World Cup.

And for 17-year-old Ridhi, this was her first ever World Cup medal because the duo confirmed superb character to return again twice and seal the problem in the shoot-off with two 9s. The British duo of Bryony Pitman and Alex Wise shot 9 and eight.

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It was a disastrous begin for the new-look Indian pair because it shot the red-ring twice (8-8) to lose the primary set by two factors.

But Rai and Ridhi have been in a position to stage the rating in the second set, thanks to 2 below-par rounds (7-8) by the British pair.

The third set was a high-scoring affair as Rai and Ridhi shot 39/40, however their rivals went forward by a degree, drilling in an ideal 40/40 with two Xs (closest to the centre) to push the Indian duo behind as soon as once more.

Not prepared to surrender, Rai and Ridhi shot two 10s to place strain on their rivals, who misfired in the crimson ring as soon as, to seal the match.

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