Sports News | Indian archers reign supreme with eight gold, four silver and two bronze


Sulaymaniyah (Iraq), May 11 (PTI) India’s junior archers capped off a stunning display by winning eight gold, four silver and two bronze medals to top the medal tally in Cup Stage 2 from Asia here on Wednesday.

On the final day, India won five golds, four silvers and a bronze, including a rare clean sweep in the men’s compound individual section, adding to their tally on Tuesday of three medals. gold and one bronze.

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Recurve archer Mrinal Chauhan led the Indian challenge on the final day to finish with two gold medals, while Prathamesh Fuge reigned supreme in the compound section with a hat-trick of gold medals.

India thus eclipsed Bangladesh, which failed to replicate its stage 1 show in Bangkok where it topped the medal standings in March.

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India had sent a junior team for the continental event which had a depleted field without Asian heavyweights Korea, China and Chinese Taipei.

India’s golden age began with the classic women’s team of Bhajan Kaur, Avani and Laxmi Hembrom edging out the Bangladeshi trio of Akter Nasrin, Diya Siddique and Beauty Ray in a thrilling final to win the first gold medal of the day.

Down 0-2, India bounced back level 4-4 and the play-off was also a locked affair as both teams shot identical scores from (10-10-9) and India were declared winning after landing one of the 10 closer. In the center.

The men’s recurve team, meanwhile, had it easy against their Bangladeshi rivals, winning 5-1.

After starting with identical 55s, the trio of Parth Salunkhe, Mrinal Chauhan and Juyel Sarkar stepped up, winning the next two sets (57-55, 56-54) to claim the second gold medal offered that day- the.

India failed to replicate the success of the classic mixed team final, however, as the duo Salunkhe and Bhajan squandered a 2-0 lead to lose to Uzbeks Abdusattorova Ziyodakhon and Amirkhan Sadikov 4-5 ( 18-19) to settle for a silver medal.

After winning the first set 35-34, India lost the second set 35-37. They regained the lead and made it 4-2 with a 38-36 victory in the third set, but they failed to conclude in the fourth set.

They landed twice in the red circle (8-8) before losing 34-36, which proved decisive in the end.

They shot two 9s in the shoot-off, which wasn’t enough as their Uzbek counterparts won gold, shooting 9-10.

In the afternoon session, Salunkhe beat Sadikov 6-4 to claim the men’s individual bronze in recurve winning three medals — a team gold, a mixed team silver and a individual bronze.

Bhajan Kaur lost the classic women’s individual final with a 2-6 loss to Mahta Abdollahi to settle for silver.

Chauhan won the recurve men’s individual title, with a lopsided 6-2 victory over the top recurve archer in the scrum, Ruman Shana (ranked 42 in the world).

The individual compound section saw an all-Indian final.

Sakshi Chaudhary won the women’s title beating Parneet Kaur 140-138.

In the final round of the competition, Fuge stunned Rishabh Yadav (no 66), the top-ranked compound archer in the scrum, with a narrow margin of two points (146-144) to secure a hat-trick.

Fuge had won the compound team gold and the compound mixed team gold on Tuesday.

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