Indian archers shine in Asian meet

Indian archers shine in Asian meet

Indian archers shine in Asian meet

Indian archers produced an impressive performance, grabbing three gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Asian Championships here on Thursday.

Two Indian boys and girls also booked quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympics.

The 15-year-old Haryana girl Himani Kumari defeated her Mongolian opponent Bayasgalan Badamjuani 7-1 in the recurve cadet bronze play-off to bag the quota.

Earlier in an all-Indian cadet recurve final, 14-year-old Akash, who also belongs to Haryana, defeated Dhiraj Bommadevara of Andhra Pradesh 6-4 to bag the boys quota for the Youth Olympics in Argentina.

Trailing 0-4 after two sets, Akash held his nerve to win three sets and finished with three perfect 10s for a brilliant gold medal triumph.

Recurve senior men's team of Jayanta Talukdar, Atanu Das and Yashdev lost to their Korean rivals 1-5 to settle for a silver.

India also bagged two gold medals in the non-Olympic compound discipline.

Abhishek Verma beat Korean rival Kim Jongho to win the gold and prevent a clean sweep of individual crowns by Korea.

Indian women's compound team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Trisha Deb and Parveena beat So Chaewon, Choi Bomin and Song Yun Soo 230-227 to win the gold medal.

Verma, however, could not inspire India to a compound team gold as he along with Gurwinder Singh and Rajat Chauhan lost by two points to the Korean team of Jongho, Choi Yonghee and Kim Taeyoon, who totalled 234.

India also bagged a second silver in compound section as the mixed team lost to Korea, while Jyothi bagged a bronze to complete their tally.