Archers sign off on a high

Archers sign off on a high

The men’s compound trio of Rajat Chauhan, Ritul Chatterjee and Chittibomma Jignas ensured India another gold medal after the fancied recurve archers flopped in the first Asian Grand Prix that concluded in Bangkok on Sunday.

The men’s compound archers contributed three yellow metals as India ended the tournament with a bountiful haul of four gold, five silver and two bronze medals, finishing atop the medal standings.

The trio of Chauhan, Chatterjee and Jignas routed their opponents from Hong Kong 224-211 to claim the team gold medal, India’s third in the compound section.

The compound women’s team of Jhano Hansdah, Gagandeep Kaur and Manjudha Soy had to settle for bronze after beating Hong Kong rivals 227-215 in the play-off. In the semis, India had lost to eventual winners Thailand 217-221.