Asian Games 2018: Indian compound archery teams enter gold medal matches


first_imgThe India’s men’s and women’s compound archery teams both booked their place in the final of their respective semi-finals at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on SundayThe Indian men’s compound archery team booked their place in the finals with a comprehensive win over Chinese Taipei 231-227, and are one win away from successfully defending the title.The Indian archers, comprising Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma, looked in complete control as they won the tie against Lin Chewei, Lin Hsinmin and Pan Yuping of Chinese Taipei 57-57, 57-56, 59-55, 59-59.The first set ended 57-57, with both teams scoring three 10s each. The second set saw India register a 57-56 victory as they held a one-point lead at 114-113. Chewei of Chinese Taipei scored an eight in his second shot as they trailed India.The third set, which ended 58-55, gave a four-point advantage to India with the total scores at 172-168. While South Korea scored two 10s, India came up with four 10s. Chewei and Hsinmin scored an eight each but Aman came out with two 9s to ensure India gain crucial advantage.ASIAN GAMES, DAY 8 : LIVE UPDATESTrailing by four points, a desperate Chinese Taipei came out all guns blazing and won the fourth set 59-58 but they couldn’t stop India from winning the match 230-227.In the fourth set, Chinese Taipei fired five 10s but India didn’t relent and shot four 10s — the last one coming in the fifth and penultimate shot. It meant that Rajat just had to shoot a 7 to secure victory for India. And Rajat came out with a 9 to give India the win.advertisementOut of the eight shots, Jaipur’s Rajat got seven 10s and one nine as he went through a phenomenal run.Rajat and Abhishek were part of India’s team which won the gold medal in this category at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.Earlier, the Indian men’s compound archery team had earlier defeated Philippines 227-226 (56-56, 58-57, 59-57, 54-56) in the quarterfinal round.In the compound women’s team event Indian archers continued their winning run to storm into the final at the 2018 Asian Games.Registering their second win of the day, the Indian team comprising Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam defeated Chinese Taipei’s Liju Chen, Yihsuan Chen and Mingching Lin 225-222 in the semis.Despite being at the receiving end in the first two sets at 55-58 and 55-57, the Indians made a brilliant comeback in the last two sets to win 57-55, 58-52.India will now face South Korea in the final on Tuesday.Earlier in the quarters, the Indians had pipped Indonesia’s Sri Ranti, Yurike Nina Pereira and Dellie Threesyadinda 229-224.The Indians lost the first set 56-57 before winning 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.(With inputs from IANS)last_img