Indian archers ensured three medals to reach the finals, also included in the race for three bronze
India made it to the finals of the men's, women's and mixed team events of the Asian Archery Championships. With this, his three medals in this prestigious continental competition were confirmed. India are in the hunt for a bronze medal after losing in the semi-finals in the compound men's, women's and recurve mixed team events as well.
The arch-rival Korea, which has given tough competition to India in almost all the international tournaments, is again standing between India and the gold medalist in all three finals. India raised hopes of two medals in the individual compound category, one of which has been finalised.
The women's team, comprising Ankita Bhagat, Madhu Vedawan and Riddhi, beat Vietnam 6-0 (51-48, 56-50, 53-50) in the semi-finals. The men's recurve team of Kapil, Praveen Jadhav and Partha Salunkhe was given a tough fight by third seed Bangladesh in the semi-finals. The local trio took a 3-1 lead but the Indian trio drew 4-4 (53-53, 53-56, 56-56, 56-55) to drag the match into a tiebreak.
The shoot-off was also a tie after which India made it to the final. Both the teams scored 10, 9 and 8 points but India were declared winners as their 10-point arrow was too close to the centre. The pair of Rishab Yadav and Jyoti Suresh defeated Kazakhstan 156-154 in the compound mixed category.
Former Asian Games gold-medallist Abhishek Verma had secured his first medal in the compound individual event by securing a place against Mohit Deshwal. Jyoti, a three-time silver medalist at the World Championships, also made it to the semi-finals of the compound category.