The Indian women’s recurve team and men’s compound team won bronze medals at the Asian archery championships in Bangkok on Wednesday.
The women’s recurve team comprising of Ankita Bhakat, Bhajan Kaur and Tisha Punia beat Chinese Taipei 5-1 in the bronze medal match. The men’s compound team comprising of Abhishek Verma, Prathamesh and Priyansh defeated Chinese Taipei in a shoot off (235-235) 29-28 to secure the bronze.
In the women’s compound, Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Parneet Kaur ensured an all-Indian final.
While Jyothi got better of Chinese Taipei’s Huang I-Jou 148-145, Parneet defeated Lyan Viktoriya of Kazhakstan 147-145 in the semifinals.
The team event saw Aditi Swami, Parneet and Jyothi defeat Thailand 228-217 in the semifinals and will face Chinese Taipei in the final.
India’s Verma lost to Andrey Tyutyun of Kazhakstan 146-148 in the men’s compound semifinal and will play in the bronze medal match.
Verma will face Joo Jaehoon of South Korea.
On the other hand, the compound mixed team comprising of Aditi Swami and Priyansh beat Kazakhstan pair of Adel Zhexenbinova and Andrey Tyutyun 157-155 to enter the final, where they will face Thailand’s Kanoknapus Kaewchomphu and Lertruangsilp Nawayut.
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