Jyoti Surekha and Abhishek Verma won Mix team Gold after beating Chinese Taipei pair comfortably by 158-151. While Compound men and women team lost in Final to settle for Silver Medal in Asian Archery Championship.
By this Indian team finish with seven medal in Asian Championship but medal goes to World Archery telly. India archery fedration are suspended by world archery for defying its guidelines by electing two parallel bodies.
Indian mix team start the match on good note and lead with 59 point to 57. Jyoti was consistent during full match and hit full 80 in 8 arrows.while Abhishek Verma hit 78 points.
Jyoti 6 shot out of 8 was on inner 10. Both Abhishek and Jyoti finish with two medal one Gold and one Silver each. Both knocked out before SF on Individual compitition.
Women and Men team settle for Silver Medal
Both men and women Compound team lost their respective final to Korea. Women team of Jyoti, Muskan and Priya lost to Korea in one side match by 215-231. India team manage to get only 4 ten out of all 24 arrors.
Top seeded Indian men team of Abhishek, Rajat and Mohan give a tough compitition to second seeded Korean team as they lost by just one point. Indian men compound team hit 232 points compare to 233 from Korea. Korea take the one point lead in second round after first round ended in a 58-58 draw. But India hit 3 nine in third round which give 3 point lead to Korea.
India team try to bounce back as they hit 59 in final round but 57 was enough for Korea to take the gold medal.
Korea finish on top with thirteen medals including nine Gold medal. Apart from 9 Gold medal in ten event Korea also won two silver and two bronze.they played final of every event except mix compound team where they lost to India in semifinal. In two event they have both finalist.
India end with seven medal at Asian Archery Championship, now olympic quota will be on line
India team end up with 7 medal three in compound each in men women and mix team while four in Recurve. Atanu Dass was only Indian to finish on podium in individual while he also won bronze in men and mix team . Women team also won Brozne medal.
Hence India end with one gold, two silver and four bronze. All bronze come from recurve archers.
Now tomorrow olympic Qualifier will be played where total of six olympic quota will be up for grab. With men team already qualify India can won only one quota that in women individual. Olympic qualifier will be played among non qualifier where Deepika Kumari is top seeded and will have first round bye.
Eyeing her fourth olympic Bombayla Devi will also be in fry along with Ankita who will be targeting her first olympic. Bombayla is fourth seeded here.
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