Asian Games: India sure of gold and silver medals in Men’s Compound Archery
India secures gold and silver medals in the Compound Men’s Individual archery at the 19th Asian Games as Ojas Deotale and Abhishek Verma reach the final.
India’s archery prospects shone bright at the 19th Asian Games as they guaranteed gold and silver medals in the Compound Men’s Individual category. World Champion Ojas Deotale and his compatriot Abhishek Verma advanced to the summit clash scheduled for October 7, affirming India’s dominance in the sport.
Abhishek Verma defeats Joo Jaehoon
Abhishek Verma secured his place in the final by defeating Joo Jaehoon of the Republic of Korea in a closely contested semifinal, winning with a score of 147-145. Verma, who previously won a silver medal in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, showcased his precision and consistency throughout the match.
Ojas Deotale defeats Yang Jaewon
In the other semifinal, Ojas Deotale continued his impressive form, setting an Asian Games Record with a score of 150-146 against Korean archer Yang Jaewon. Deotale’s exceptional performance in the quarterfinals propelled him to another convincing victory.
Jyothi Surekha Vennam defeats Aditi Gopichand Swami
In the Compound Women’s Individual category, India secured a medal as Jyothi Surekha Vennam overcame reigning World Champion Aditi Gopichand Swami in a thrilling semifinal. Jyothi’s composed and precise shooting secured her a spot in the final, where she will compete for the gold medal. Aditi will now play in the bronze medal match against Indonesia’s Fadhly Ratih Zilizati.
The semifinal encounter between Jyothi and Aditi remained evenly matched in the initial rounds, with both archers exhibiting exceptional skills. However, a pivotal moment in the fifth and final end saw Aditi falter with a score of 7, allowing Jyothi to seize the opportunity with three consecutive perfect 10s. Jyothi ultimately won the semifinal with a score of 149-146.
In the upcoming Compound Women’s Individual final, Jyothi Surekha Vennam will face off against Republic of Korea’s So Chaewon, vying for the gold medal on October 7 at the Fuyang Yinhu Sports Centre. The archery competition promises to deliver more thrilling moments as India aims to clinch multiple medals at the 19th Asian Games.