Jyothi Surekha Vennam breaks archery world record in QF


Indian archer Jyothi Surekha Vennam equalled the world record in women’s compound event qualification round at the ongoing Archery World Cup 2023 stage 1 being held in Antalya, Turkey, on Tuesday.
Jyothi Surekha Vennam, 26, finished first in the season-opening Archery World Cup after scoring 713 out of a possible 720 points. The record achieved by Sara Lopez of Colombia in the 2015 Colombian National Selections was matched by the world’s No. 11-ranked Indian archer, as per Olympics.com. At the 2017 Asian Championships in Dhaka, Korea’s So Chaewon held the previous Asian record of 709; the effort also shattered that mark.
In the qualification round, world No. 8 Dafne Quintero of Mexico finished ahead of world No. 3 Sara Lopez with 711 points.
As a result, the Indian women’s compound squad as a result received the top seed for the 2023 Archery World Cup in Antalya.
The other archers in the women’s compound qualification round were Aditi Goswami, who finished in 15th place with 700 points, Avneet Kaur, who came in 19th with 699 points, and Sakshi Chaudhary, who came in 26th with 694 points. During the team competition, only the three best scores were taken into account.
The India ladies finished in a tie with Mexico with 2,112 points, although they received more attention since they scored more 10s or bull’s-eyes. Mexico scored 72, while India scored 79.
The Indian women’s compound team will start their competition in the quarterfinals after receiving a bye in the first round.
Jyothi Surekha Vennam made 66 of her 72 shots on target, including 36 consecutive hits in the final six rounds of qualification, earning her a perfect
360 points.