The Indian Archery contingent ended their campaign with seven medals at the 22 Asian Archery Championships in Dhaka on Friday (November 19). With one gold medal, four silver and two bronze medals, India finished second at the continental event.
The South Korean contingent bagged 15 medals at the marquee event. The mighty Koreans clinched nine gold medals, three silver and three bronze medals at the continental archery championships.
The Indian Recurve archers could not match up with the archery heavyweights from South Korea at the Asian Archery Championships. The mighty Koreans defeated Indians to win gold medals in the men’s event as well as team events on Friday.
The Indian men's archery team comprising of Pravin Jadhav, Parth Salunkhe and Kapil went down against the top-seeded Koreans top-seed Lee Seungyun, Kim Pil-Joong and Han Woo Tack with a 2-6 (52-57, 53-55, 56-54, 55-57) scoreline. The Indians settled for a silver medal at the archery event.
The recurve mixed team of Kapil and Ankita Bhakat later won 6-0 (35-32, 37-32, 36-35) against Uzbekistan’s Abdusattorova Ziyodakhon and Amirkhan Sadikov. The Indian duo bagged a bronze medal at the mixed team event.
The women’s recurve team including Ankita Bhakat, Madhu Vedwan and Ridhi lost to Ryoo Su Jung, Oh Yejin and Lim Haejin of Korea 0-6 (57-52, 59-49, 56-60). The recurve team settled for silver at the marquee event.
Compound archers Jyothi Vennam bags gold, Abhishek Verma settles for silver at Asian Archery Championships
The Indian contingent finished with a similar medal tally as last time. India has bagged one gold, two silver and four bronze medals in 2019.
World Championship triple silver medallist Jyothi Surekha Vennam overcame the Korean challenge in a dramatic finale to be declared the gold medal winner at the women's compound individual event on Thursday (November 18).
Jyothi defeated Oh Yoohyun with a 146-145 scoreline after a thorough examination of the position of the arrow to win India's first gold medal at the event.
Apart from Jyothi, Abhishek Verma bagged a silver medal at the men's compound individual event on Thursday. Asian Games gold medallist Abhishek lost to Korea’s Kim Jong Ho in the finals by targeting 148-149 points each during the summit clash.
Meanwhile, Rishabh Yadav, along with Abhishek Verma and Aman Saini, pocketed a compound men's team bronze medal on Wednesday (November 17).
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