Who: Abhishek Verma
Where: Mexico City
What: Won Silver Medal in Archery World Cup Final
When: 24 October 2015
Indian archer Abhishek Verma 24 October 2015 created history by winning a silver medal in the Archery World Cup Final medal in the compound section held in Mexico City. With this, he became the first ever Indian to bag Archery World Cup Final medal.
Verma went down 143-145 to Turkey’s Demir Elmaagcli in the summit clash.
In 2014, Verma bagged the gold medal in the men’s compound archery team event along with Rajat Chauhan and Sandeep Kumar, and the silver medal in the men’s individual compound event at the Asian Games held at Incheon, South Korea. He also won a gold medal in the compound men’s individual section on 15 August 2015 in the third leg of Archery World Cup held in Wroclaw, Poland.