Asian Archery Championship: India secure bronze medal after beating Bangladesh, women's team lose against Kazakhstan
Men's team India defeated Bangladesh to win a bronze medal and the women's team faced defeat in the first playoff against a strong Kazakhstan team.
- The men's team defeated Bangladesh 235-223.
- The women's team suffered defeat against Kazakhstan 208-220.
India's men's compound team won a bronze medal but the women team lost its play-off as the country had a mixed day at the 22nd Asian Archery Championships on Wednesday, 17 November.
The men's team of Rishabh Yadav, Abhishek Verma and Aman Saini outplayed local challengers Bangladesh 235-223, while the women's team was let down by their inexperience. It went down 208-220 to Kazakhstan in the bronze playoff.
Asian Championships update:
Bronze medal for the compound men's team in Dhaka, they defeat Bangladesh in the third place playoff.
The women team lost in the bronze match a while earlier.
Both teams were second seeds. pic.twitter.com/mcXGuDbVmG — Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) November 17, 2021
The Bangladeshi men's team of Nawaz Ahmed Rakib, Mohammad Ashikuzzaman and Mohammad Sohel Rana was no match to the Indians who went on to drill in 19 perfect 10s from 24 arrows to win the country's first medal in the ongoing edition of the continental showpiece.
In the women's team event, Jyothi Surekha Vennam and her teenage teammates Priya Gurjar and Parneet Kaur suffered a thrashing after failing to overcome a pathetic first round. Fresh from creating two world records at the World Youth Championships, promising under-18 archer Priya Gurjar misfired after her arrow came off the resting pad just at the point of release.
COMPOUND WOMEN TEAM -
Nothing could change the difference between the points over the next 3 sets!
India lose out to Kazakhstan in it's first medal game at the Asian archery championships pic.twitter.com/5vCSCmkn86 — SPORTS ARENA (@SportsArena1234) November 17, 2021
The miss meant the trio managed just 45 points against Kazakhstan's strong 57-point opening round that proved decisive in the end. India are also in the hunt for a third bronze medal in the recurve mixed team event slated on Friday.
The archers have also confirmed four medals in the recurve men's, women's, compound individual and mixed team events. Three-time World Championships silver medalist Jyothi has also advanced into the semifinal of the compound section to be the lone Indian in the medal hunt in the women's individual section.