Asian Games 2023: Jyothi Surekha Vennam wins gold, Aditi Gopichand Swami clinches bronze in women’s compound archery
The Indian archery contingent has won a total of 5 gold medals at the Continental meet.
India’s Jyothi Surekha Vennam emerged as the gold medalist, while world champion Aditi Gopichand Swami secured the bronze medal in the women’s compound individual event at the esteemed Hangzhou Asian Games 2023.
In the gold medal match, Jyothi faced So Chaewon from South Korea. The initial set commenced with Jyothi trailing by a single point, as she accumulated 29 points in contrast to her opponent’s flawless 30. That was the only missed point in the whole match by Jyothi.
Over the course of the next four series, the Indian demonstrated exceptional skill and precision, achieving a perfect score of 30 each time. In contrast, Chaewon managed to score 28 points in the second series and 29 points in each of the following three series. As a result, Jyothi emerged as the winner with a final score of 149-145, securing the first place at the quadrennial extravaganza.
Earlier in the day, Aditi found herself pitted against Ratih Zilizati Fadhly of Indonesia in the bronze medal match. Right from the outset, Aditi exhibited a commanding lead over her adversary. In the initial series of shots, Aditi impressively notched a score of 29, while Ratih managed a total of 27.
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Aditi, once again, achieved a score of 29 points in each of the following two rounds, surpassing her opponent who secured 26 and 28 points respectively. The fourth round witnessed an exceptional display of skill from both archers, as two of them achieved a perfect score of 30.
Moreover, in the fifth and final round, both archers achieved a commendable score of 29. It was Aditi’s lead after the initial three sets that ultimately helped her secure victory with 146-140 points in the match and allowing her to claim the third position in the event.
India clinched its fourth gold and second bronze medal in archery at the Asian Games 2023, further solidifying its position on the medal tally with a total of 100 medals for the nation.