On Thursday, the Indian women’s compound archery team emerged victorious at the Asian Games, securing the gold medal in a thrilling final against Chinese Taipei. With a score of 230-229, India triumphed by a narrow margin.
India Triumphs in Women’s Compound Archery Team to Secure Gold at Asian Games 2023. (Photo: Asian Games)
The Indian women’s compound archery team showcased remarkable resilience as they clinched their second gold medal at the Asian Games in a thrilling final against Chinese Taipei, winning by a mere one-point margin. Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Swami, and Parneet Kaur, who are the reigning world champions and held the top seed position, delivered a flawless performance to secure victory.
Scoring a perfect 60 out of 60 in the last end, they narrowly edged out their third-seeded rivals with a final score of 230-229 in the last three arrows. This achievement marked India’s fifth medal in archery.
India’s archers have solidified their presence at the Asian Games, surpassing their previous best performance in 2014. Additionally, Ojas Deotale and Verma secured at least two medals by reaching an all-Indian final in the men’s compound individual event, while Jyothi’s advancement to the women’s compound individual summit clash guaranteed at least a silver for India.
In the quarterfinals, the top-seeded Indian trio convincingly defeated their opponents from Hong Kong with a score of 231-220. The Indonesian archery team also made it to the semifinals after a hard-fought battle against Kazakhstan, winning by a narrow margin of 232-229.
The match started with the Indian team applying intense pressure, shooting all 10s in their first set of six arrows. In contrast, Kazakhstan stumbled, allowing India to establish a commanding nine-point lead. Despite their efforts, Indonesia couldn’t mount a successful comeback, resulting in a 14-point victory for India.