Mix team of Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha confirm Silver medal as they enter final of mix team event at Asian Archery Championship going in Thailand. Abhishek and Jyoti show tremendous form as they beat top seeded Korea by 5-3 in Semifinal.
Indian team shoot 15 ten out of 16 shot to finish with 159 points and won comfortably against top seeded Korean team.Jyoti and Abhishek hit 10 inner edge compare to two from Korea.India start with 39 in first round two point more then Korea after that India hit full 40 in next three round while Korea shoot 39.
Second seeded Indian Recurve mix team of Atanu Dass And Deepika Kumari lost to third seeded Chinese Taipei by 3-5. India lost first round by 35-36 and next three round end with draw hence match end with 3-5.
In bronze medal match India team beat fourth seeded Korean team by 6-2. Deepika Atanu won first set completably by 38-37. China came back strongly in second round and won it by 37-39. But India won next two Round two take the match 6-2.
Deepika and Atanu Dass has got engaged with each other in December 2018 and likely to get married soon.This will be their first medal together after getting engaged.
India are playing under world archery flag as India team are suspended by World Archery. Hence any medal won by Indian archery in both formats (Recurve and Compound) will not be counted as Indian medal but will be counted towards the World Archery tally.
In Recurve single, Tarundeep Rai,Atanu Dass and Jayant Talukdar move to round of 16 while 21 Seeded Atul Chauhan lost to 12th seeded Chinese. Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhagat enter round of 16 while Promila and Bombayla Devi crashes out.
In Compound single, Rajat Chauhan , Abhishek Verma and Mohan Bhardwaj enter pre QF , while Jyoti and Muskan enter pre QF of women Recurve.
Pre QF will be played Tomorrow along with team event. Gold medal matches of each event will be played on Wednesday.
Deepika Kumari, Bombayla and Ankita to Target Olympic Qualification on Thursday
Asian Olympic Qualifier will be conduct on Thursday for which separate tournament will be played among non qualifier. Seeded are decided on the basis of Qualifications. Deepika Kumari is seeded first and Bombayla Devi is seeded fourth. Country can won only single quota out of max three quota.
Indian Recurve team has already won quota by winning silver medal at world Archery Championship.The event will be the penultimate competition for Asia’s archers to qualify for the Olympics next year. Last event after this will be the Final Olympic Qualification event which will give team quota as well as individual quota.