Indian archers grabbed three gold, four silver and two bronze medals in Asian Archery C’ships

India's Bombayla Devi Laishram releases her arrow during the women's team archery competition at the Sambadrome venue during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Vastavam web:  Indian archers produced an impressive performance, grabbing three gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Asian Championships here today.Earlier in an all-Indian cadet recurve final, 14-year-old Akash, who also belongs to Haryana, defeated Dhiraj Bommadevara of Andhra Pradesh 6-4 to bag the boys quota for the Youth Olympics in Argentina.This tournament also serves as the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.
Trailing 0-4 after two sets, Akash held his nerve to win three sets and finished with three perfect 10s for a brilliant gold medal triumph.Abhishek Verma beat Korean rival Kim Jongho to win the gold and prevent a clean sweep of individual crowns by Korea.”I did my best. Everybody prepared to get this achievement to get this medal, and right now it’s just a good feeling,” said Verma, who was runner-up at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.
“We are already preparing for Asian Games (in Jakarta in 2018) just like we did last time, because we did very well.Verma, however, could not inspire India to a compound team gold as he along with Gurwinder Singh and Rajat Chauhan lost by two points to the Korean team of Jongho, Choi Yonghee and Kim Taeyoon, who totalled 234.