Mike Schloesser finished day two of the Archery World Cup with a team bronze medal ©Getty Images

Estonia’s Meeri-Marita Paas and The Netherlands’ Mike Schloesser have led their respective nations to the first medals of the Archery World Cup season in Antalya in Turkey.

Following Paas’ historic performance yesterday, where a competition-best total in individual qualifying was enough for her to become the first Estonian archer to top the seeding at any stage of the World Cup, entered the women’s team compound tournament as the top seed too.

Paas was firing alongside compatriots Lisell Jaatma and Maris Tetsmann and together they beat The Netherlands 232-228 in the quarter-finals after receiving a first-round bye.

Their hunt for gold suffered a fatal blow in the semi-finals against Turkey, with their total of 231 being three points fewer than the hosts'.

This left Estonia fighting for bronze versus France, who earlier beat Kazakhstan and Britain but lost to Germany.

The encounter was close, but Pass’ Estonia ended the match on 230 points - one point more than France’s Sophie Dodemont, Lola Grandjean and Sandra Herve.

Turkey and Germany are scheduled to compete in the final of the event on Saturday (April 23).

World number one Schloesser also achieved bronze alongside his fellow Dutchman Stef Willems and world bronze medallist Sil Pater.

They came into the men's team compound as the sixth seeds and disposed of Poland 235-227 in the second round after an initial bye.

The Dutch next defeated Norway 235-226 in the quarter-final but fell short in a semi-final duel versus France.

Despite scoring 237, their highest total of the tournament, Schloesser’s team fell a point short of the French.

Fortunes reversed in the bronze-medal match, with The Netherlands defeating Britain’s Adam Carpenter, Kai Thomas-Prause and Adam Ravenscroft by a point instead.

The match ended 233-232 in The Netherlands’ favour.

India and France are scheduled to meet in the final.

Tomorrow’s action includes the recurve team and the individual compound events.