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Asian Games 2018: Indian compound archers assured of two silvers

Arrows of Team India seen during the competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on August 26, 2018. Both men and women compound archers have reached the finals in the team event.

Arrows of Team India seen during the competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on August 26, 2018. Both men and women compound archers have reached the finals in the team event.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

Indian men lived up to their expectations while Indian women bettered their last edition’s performance.

India were assured of at least two more silver medals from the 18th Asian Games after its men and women progressed to the final of the compound archery team events in Jakarta on Sunday.

The Indian men are the defending champions and they lived up to their reputation by getting the better of Chinese Taipei 230-227 in the semi-finals.

The trio of Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini and Rajat Chauhan were slow to get off the blocks before getting their act together to prevail 57-57, 56-57, 55-58, 59-58 in the four-set encounter.

The Indian men, who had earlier defeated Qatar (227-213) and Philippines (227-226) on way to the semi-finals, will play South Korea in a repeat of the 2014 Incheon Asiad title clash.

Earlier in the day, Indian women bettered their last edition’s performance by entering the summit clash of the compound team.

The Indian women, who had returned with a bronze medal from Incheon four years ago, too, beat Chinese Taipei 225-222 in the semi-finals to progress to the gold medal match.

The Indian women’s team, comprising Surekha Jyothi Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Madhumita Kumar, witnessed a slow start in the final as they lost the first two sets 55-58, 55-57 before finding their mojo back to pocket the next two 57-55, 58-52 and seal the tie in their favour.

The Indian women had earlier defeated hosts Indonsia 229-224 in the quarter-finals.

The two medals from the compound teams have come as a welcome relief for the Indian archery contingent after the recurve archers drew a blank from the Games.

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