Dhaka, November 29: Abhishek Verma won a gold medal and Jyothi Surekha Vennam a bronze medal at the Asian Archery Championship on Wednesday.
The duo, on Tuesday, had clinched a silver medal in the compound mixed team event. It defeated Iran 157-151 in the quarterfinals. The compound women’s team of Jyothi Surekha, Parveena and Trsiha scored 2089/2160 and stood second in the ranking round.
On Wednesday’s compound men’s gold medal match, Abhishek beat South Korea’s Kim Jongho in a thrilling shoot-off after the scores were tied 147-147 after five rounds.
Jyothi beat Chinese Taipei’s Wu Ting-Ting 146-142 in the compound women’s bronze medal match. Gurwinder Singh missed the compound men’s bronze medal after losing to South Korea’s Hong Sung Ho 145-148.
Asian Archery Championships is the Archery Asian Championship organized by the World Archery Asia.
It has been held biannually, and since 2001 has included both the recurve and compound disciplines. The tournament began in 1980 and it was first hosted in India. Countries such as South Korea, China, Japan and India compete, with many of the world's leading archers representing them.
This year the championship is held in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.