Asian Archery Championships: India finishes with seven metals

India’s recurve archers added three medals in team events on the final day of the Asian Archery Championships 2021 in Dhaka on Friday.

India’s men’s team comprising of Olympian Pravin Jadhav, Parth Salunkhe and Kapil settled for silver as they lost to a trio of Han Woo Tack, Kim Pil-Joong and Lee Seungyun of South Korea in the final. The South Koreans won 6-2 (57-52, 55-53, 54-56, 57-55).

The women’s recurve team of Ankita Bhakat, Madhu Vedwan and Ridhi were no match to the South Korean trio of Ryoo Su Jung, Oh Yejin, and Lim Haejin. The Koreans won 6-0 (57-52, 59-49, 60-56).

However, India won the third-place playoff against Uzbekistan in the recurve mixed team event.
The combination of Ankita Bhakat and Kapil defeated the Uzbekistan duo of Abdusattorova Ziyodakhon and Sadikov Amirkhan 6-0 (35-32, 37-32, 36-35) to clinch bronze.

India ended the continental event with a total of seven medals – one gold, four silvers and two bronze. Compound Archers had won four medals earlier in the tournament with Jyothi Surekha Vennam bagging the only gold medal. The 25-year-old claimed the yellow medal in the women’s individual compound event.

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