Deepika Kumari Archery
Deepika Kumari-led Indian women's archery recurve team seals spot at the Rio 2016 OlympicsReuters

The Indian women's archery recurve team have made it to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after getting past seventh seed Germany in the round-of-16 match at the World Archery Championship in Copenhagen this afternoon.

However, it was disappointment for the men's team as they got out in the first round of the competition to second seeded Italy.

The women's contingent were tenth in the qualifying round on Monday, and they came from behind to record a convincing 5-3 victory to make the nation and the archery contingent proud.

The men's recurve team, however, having finished 15th in the qualification rounds of the competition, needed to win their first round match on Tuesday to seal the much-needed berth for the Olympics next year. 

The trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Mangal Singh Champia went down battling with Italy in a close fight.

The women's team - led by Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majhi and Rimil Buriuly - had shot together 1907 points after 216 arrows to finish 10th yesterday.

Former world No.1 Deepika also finished eighth in the individual competition.

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