Asian Games | Indian women’s compound archery team secure silver medal

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Asian Games | Indian women’s compound archery team secure silver medal

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SportsCafe Desk

08/28/2018

India women’s compound archery team had to settle for a silver medal as they lost the finals by a scoreline of 228-231 to South Korea on Monday at the Asian Games in Jakarta. The Indian team comprising Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam earlier beat Taiwan in the semis.

The Indian contingent added another silver medal to their tally as the Indian women's team came second to South Korea after they suffered a narrow loss in the finals on Monday in the compound archery team event at the 2018 Asian Games. The Indians were defeated by 228-231 by the Koreans who made their way to a gold medal.

Earlier in the competition, the women's team had defeated Taiwan in the semi-finals to seal a spot in the finals at Jakarta. The Indian team comprising Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam defeated Taiwan's Liju Chen, Yihsuan Chen and Mingching Lin 225-222.

In the quarters, the Indians outplayed Indonesia's Sri Ranti, Yurike Nina Pereira and Dellie Threesyadinda 229-224. The Indians lost the first set 56-57 but went on to win the second at 56-28. They again went down in the third set 56-57 but a brilliant performance in the fourth and final set saw them win the clash at 59-54.  The Indian women’s team had previously settled for a bronze medal after they beat Iran in the third-place play-off at Asian Games 2014 in Incheon.

With this, Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to win a silver medal at the Asian Games.

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