The Indian trio of Rahul Banerjee, Mangal Singh Champia and Jayanta Talukdar clinched the men's team recurve gold medal with a 218-214 win over the US in the final of the World Cup archery (Stage II) in Antalya, Turkey.
According to information received here from the Archery Association of India (AAI), the Indian trio proved too good for the Americans -- Brady Ellison, Richard Johnson and Vic Wunderle -- and maintained the lead throughout the final to win the first gold medal of the series.
At the Porec World Cup, India had settled for the silver bowing to Italy in the silver. India led 54-50 in the first end of six arrows to take a commanding four point lead.
In the second end of six arrows, however, the Indians surrendered three points (51-54) to enjoy a lead of just a point.