Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games

Asian Games 2023: Indian men’s recurve team settles for silver

Gourav SamalGourav Samal

October 6 2023
Asian Games 2023: Indian men's recurve team settles for silver

The match concluded prior to reaching the fourth round.

The Indian archers, namely Atanu Das, Dhiraj Bommadevara, and Tushar Prabhakar Shelke, unfortunately fell short of winning the final match of the Men’s Recurve Team event against the South Korean team. With 5-1 set points, they had to settle for a silver medal at the Asian Games 2023.

The competition began as Indian archers attained a score of 55 in response to Korea’s flawless 60 in the initial set, resulting in the Korean team being awarded 2 set points.

In the second round, the contest concluded with a tie, with both teams scoring 57 and each being awarded a set point. However, in the subsequent round, India once again fell short of their opponents, as they could only muster a score of 55 in contrast to Korea’s 56. The game ended without getting into the fourth round as the Korean team was the clear winner and the Indian team had to settle for a second-place finish.

The match concluded prior to reaching the fourth round, with the Korean team emerging as the definitive victor, while the Indian team had to settle for a commendable second-place finish.

In the earlier part of the day, the archery team from India encountered Mongolia in the quarterfinal round and emerged victorious in a closely contested bout, securing a set point of 5-4.

The game reached a pivotal moment as both teams accumulated four set points each by the end of the fourth round. Ultimately, a shoot-off was required to determine the winner. India gained the advantage, delivering a score of 38 from the first three arrows, while the Mongolian team managed only 25.

In the Semifinal round, the Indian team encountered Bangladesh. From the onset, the Indian archers asserted dominance by securing a lead of 4-0 points after the initial two sets.

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Despite Bangladesh’s efforts for a comeback in the third round, successfully earning two set points, the final round concluded with a tied score, resulting in both teams being awarded one set point each. Ultimately, India emerged victorious in the bout with a set point tally of 5-3.

This is India’s second medal in archery today. Earlier in the day, Indian women archers Ankita Bhakat, Bhajan Kaur, and Simranjeet Kaur clinched the bronze medal in the women’s recurve archery team event.

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