bhishek Verma won a gold medal and Jyothi Surekha Vennam a bronze medal at the Asian Archery Championship .
The duo, on Tuesday, had clinched a silver medal in the compound mixed team event.
On Wednesday’s compound men’s gold medal match, Abhishek beat South Korea’s Kim Jongho in a thrilling shoot-off after the scores were tied 147-147 after five rounds.Ace Indian archer Abhishek Verma, who had earlier won gold at 2014 Asian Games, added one more feather to his cap .
The Delhiite overcame some stiff competition from Korean Kim Jongho as he got the better of his opponent in a nerve-wracking shoot-off after the scores were tied at 147-147 after the first five rounds.In the shoot-off, the Korean Jongho shot first and produced a score of 10. However, Verma responded with a 10 of his own and since his shot was closer to the centre, he claimed victory in the shoot-off and won gold.
Jyothi beat Chinese Taipei’s Wu Ting-Ting 146-142 in the compound women’s bronze medal match.
Yesterday In the mixed compound category, Verma continued his successful alliance with Jyothi Surekha Vennam as the duo reached the finals stage of the Championships after beating the Chinese Taipei team by a 154-153 margin in the semis.
However, in the final, they were up against the Koreans and lost out by a narrow 157-153 scoreline, that won India a silver medal.
Gurwinder Singh missed the compound men’s bronze medal after losing to South Korea’s Hong Sung Ho 145-148.