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Asian Games 2018: Archery Day 8 | India eyeing two Golds after reaching Compound Men's, Women's Team final

India assured of at least two SILVER medals in Archery at the 2018 Asian Games.
Updated: 26 August 2018 16:10 IST - Published: 26 August 2018 08:26 IST
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At the start of the day, there was a distinct possibility that India might have ended their campaign in Archery without a single medal. Worse still, they could have ended it without even being in contention for one or even reaching the semi-final. The Recurve team that featured plenty of proven performers like Atanu Das, Deepika Kumari and Promila Daimary finished medal-less. 

But India's Compound team, both men's and women's took it upon themselves to change that. Both teams are in the final and India are assured of two Silver medals. A gold against tournament favorites and record-breaking South Korea might seem like a bridge too far but you never know with this bunch of archers. Can they do it? Join us again on Tuesday morning when both the Men's and Women's Team final will take place. Until then, it's goodbye.
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What a performance this has been from both the Compound Men's and Women's Team, who are both through to the final on Tuesday. They will both face South Korea, who are the overwhelming favorites but the fact that India are assured of at least two SILVER in Archery is an achievement in itself after starting the day with 0.
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India beat Chinese Taipei 231-227 and advance to the final where they will face South Korea.
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Rajat Chauhan hits a nine and it is all over. India are assured of at least SILVER.
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Another 10 off the penultimate arrow means that all India need is a six.
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And a 10 is the perfect start for them. 
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And they have done their bit. Three 10s to finish the fourth set and that means India need to hit 26 to seal a berth in the final.
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The lead is still four with three shots to go. Chinese Taipei need to be perfect here and hope India mess up.
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India start off with a 10 and follow that up with another 10 in the second shot. Rajat Chauhan, as he has done all game, closes it off with a 10 of his own.
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Chinese Taipei start the fourth set with a nine and then follow that up with two 10s and keep up the pressure on India, who know they can't mess up.
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India have a four point lead going into the final set. If they hang on, they assure themselves of at least silver and a chance to go up against a rampant South Korea side in the final.
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After three sets, India 172-168 Chinese Taipei.
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And they are off to the perfect start courtesy off a 10 with the fourth shot. A nine with the penultimate shot of the set gets them even closer and the final shot is a perfect 10 and India take the set and extend the lead as well.
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India need 26 to seal the third set.
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Chinese Taipei finish the third set with an eight sandwiched between two 10s.
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India begin with a perfect 10. And almost another. That was nine but agonisingly close to being a 10. The third one was so close as well but this was just one in and after three shots in the third set, India lead by three.
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Chinese Taipei manage to salvage something after three shots in the third courtesy of a 10 and a nine following that eight.
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The third set is underway with an eight from Chinese Taipei. That is not what they would have wanted.
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Two sets to go and India have a slender one point lead to maintain. Can they do that and assure a second medal in Archery on the day?
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At the end of the second set, Chinese Taipei 113-114 India.
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They get both of them as India finish with 57 in the second set and take the set and the lead.
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India start off with a nine and now need two 10s to take the lead after two sets.
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Chinese Taipei then hit an eight but then finish with two 10s for a tally of 56 in the second set.
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And India seem intent on just being level as they too hit 28 and we are all level at 85 with three shots to go.
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Chinese Taipei have 28 after their first three shots in the second set.
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