In a stunning display of skill and precision, the dynamic trio of Sakshi, Deepshikha, and Pragati have etched their names in the annals of archery history. They have shattered the record books by beating the record of 2075 by scoring 2076 points in the U21 Compound Women's Team category at the prestigious Archery Asia Cup 2023 Stage 3.
The Indian trio also bag a silver after going down 234-232 to the Korean team of Oh Yoohyun, So Chaewon, and Song Yun Soo in the gold medal match. With this India finished the Asia Cup 2023 archery stage 3 in Singapore with seven medals – six silvers and one bronze – on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Indian archer Parth Salunkhe won a silver in the individual recurve men's event while Ruma Biswas also finished second in the individual recurve women's category on the final day of the continental archery event.
While in the individual recurve women's final, Ruma Biswas went down to China's An Qixuan 6-2 to settle for the silver medal. On the way to the final, Ruma Biswas beat Hussa Yaqoub Ahmed Alawadhi of the UAE, Great Britain's Kim Lavender and Han Sol of the Republic of Korea, Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhi of Vietnam, and Qiu Muyan of China.
Indian men's trio of Parth Salunkhe, Rohit Kumar and Juyel Sarkar also clinched the silver medal in the recurve team events following a 5-1 defeat to the Chinese team of Qi Xiangshuo, Li Zhongyuan and Wang Dapeng in the gold medal match. In the recurve women's team gold medal match, the Indian trio of Ridhi, Aditi Jaiswal and Ruma Biswas lost 5-3 to Korea's Suhye Jo, Jo Hanyi and Han Sol to bag the silver medal.
Meanwhile, in the compound medal matches, Pragati beat compatriot Deepshikha 147-146 to win the individual women's compound bronze medal. The 19-year-old Pragati, who was seventh in the qualification, lost 145-143 to Song Yun Soo of the Republic of Korea in the semi-finals to make the bronze medal match.
In the compound men's team gold medal match, the Indian trio of Uday Kamboj, Kushal Dalal, and Priyansh, who were third in the qualifying, clinched the silver medal after losing 238-235 to the Korean team of Choi Yonghee, Yang Jaewon and Kim Jongho in the final.
In the individual compound men's bronze medal match, Priyansh lost to Yang Jaewon of Korea in a shoot-off after the scores were tied 146-146. Meanwhile, in the recurve mixed team bronze medal match, the India duo of Ridhi and Juyel Sarkar lost 5-1 to Uzbekistan's Ziyodakhon Abdusattorova and Amirkhan Sadikov to return empty-handed.