Jakarta, Aug 28 (UNI) Indian Women’s Compound Archery team settled for silver medal at the 18th Asian Games held here on Tuesday.
India lost to World champions South Korea 228-231. India needed three 10s in the final shots but failed and settled for the second prize.
It was a tight battle between India and South Korea. The Koreans, who are normally pulling out the 10s, but later misfired giving India chance to level the points in the final few shots. India needed three top shots to level scores.
The Indian team comprising Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam defeated Taiwan’s Liju Chen, Yihsuan Chen and Mingching Lin 225-222.
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.
After Round three, Jyothi and Madhumita had brought India right back into the battle against South Korea in this battle for the Gold medal. The scores tied at 173-173.
The women’s team was already assured of a medal in the game.
Earlier, the women’s team had defeated Taiwan in the semi-finals to storm into the finals.
The Indian womens compound team had settled for a bronze after beating Iran in the third-place play-off at Asian Games 2014.