Asian Games 2018: India win silver in women's compound archery

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 28, 2018, 12:04 PM(IST)

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India settle for the silver medal in women's compound archery event at the 18th Asian Games.

The Indian women's archery team gets the silver medal after losing to the Republic of Korea.

The Republic of Korea clinched the elusive gold medal after the final score 228-231.

The team comprised Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Madhumita Kumari.

It's India's second AsianGames medal in this event.

India were leading 59-57 after the first set before Korea won the second set 58-56.

The two teams were on the even keel in the third set scoring 58 points each but India wilted under pressure losing 55-58 to end up second best. 

India's Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore took to Twitter to congratulate the team, he wrote, "Sharp focus, exceptional technique and a mammoth desire to succeed have yielded great results for our girl! Good job!"

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Indian men's compound team will also face the Republic of Korea in the finals.

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