India's Abhishek Verma on Saturday won the men's compound gold medal at the Paris Archery World Cup.
India's Abhishek Verma on Saturday won the men's compound gold medal at the Paris Archery World Cup. Abhishek defeated Kris Schaff of America in the tie-break of the gold medal match. The score of both the archers was equal to 148-148 in the stipulated time, followed by a tie-break, in which Abhishek shot perfect 10 to claim the gold medal. The American archer had to be content with the silver medal.
“That’s archery, it’s all about hits and misses. My heartbeat went up so I just calmed myself down and kept my focus on the next arrow,” Verma, who last won an individual World Cup gold in Wroclaw 2015, said.
This is Abhishek Verma's second gold in the World Cup individual event. He also won a gold medal in the second leg of the World Cup in Wroclaw in 2015. Earlier, he made it to the final by defeating Anton Bulaev of Russia 146-138.
Abhishek Verma was part of the men's compound archery team that won the gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea.
Abhishek was honoured with Arjuna Award in the Year 2014 for his performance in the Asian archery championship where he won three golds.