India bags 3 more silver on Day 10 of Asian Games 2018. Both Indian men and women’s compound archery teams battled for gold in the finals, but, have to settle for silver each.
Women’s archery team (Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari, and Jyothi Surekha Vennam) lost the finals by 231-228. India was leading in the first set with two points at 59-57.
Korea made a comeback in the second set by crushing India by 58-56 and secured the top position on the podium in the finals. The two sides continued to stay level in the match at 173-173 after scoring 58 each in the third set. The Indian side faltered towards the end of the fourth set as they could not come up with a crucial 10, missing out on the gold by three points with the final scoreline reading 231-228.
While men’s archery finals had a dramatic tie, where both India and Korea scored 229 each. The winning team was then decided based on another round where a team that will score more number of 10s and India lost on another gold.
Star shuttler PV Sindhu finished second as she lost the finals to Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. Despite losing the gold, Sindhu created history in India’s best-ever finish in badminton at the Asian Games as no Indian had ever made to the finals in the history of Asian Games.
It is also the first time that India have won two individual medals at the Asian Games with Saina Nehwal clinching bronze medal on Monday.