India won another accolade in compound archery as they won the gold medal in the compound women's team event at the Asian Archery Championships 2023 on Thursday.
In the Asian Archery Championships 2023 final, the trio of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Gopichand Swami, and Parneet Kaur defeated Chinese Taipei 234-233. India won the Asian Championship gold medal for the second time after the 2017 edition. This is Jyothi Surekha Vennam's fifth gold medal in the Championship.
India won their second gold medal of the day after Swami and Priyansh beat Thailand 156-151 in the final of the mixed team event.
Meanwhile, another gold medal for India at the Asian Archery Championships 2023 came along with a silver medal as Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Parneet Kaur take on each other in the final of the women's compound individual event followed by a shootout Parneet won. The regular match ended in a 145-145 stalemate. Parneet won the gold medal while Jyothi had to be content with the silver medal. This is India's fourth gold medal in this edition of the competition.
In the all-Indian final, Kaur trailed Vennam 87-85 after three ends only for the latter to drop two points in the fourth end as Kaur levelled the scores. Both archers shot 30 in the final end and get to 145-145 to force a shoot-off. The normally deadly Vennam shot an eight as Kaur scored 9 to to clinch gold in the shoot-off.
On the other hand, Asian Games 2023 gold medalist Abhishek Verma won the bronze medal by defeating South Korean rival Joo Jaehoon 147-146 in the bronze medal match. With this, India's medal count in the Asian Archery Championships 2023 has increased to 7 with three gold, three bronze and one silver. India finished with seven medals at the tournament overall.
Parneet Kaur (women’s compound) - Gold medal
Aditi Swami, Priyansh (mixed compound) - Gold medal
Parneet Kaur, Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Swami (women’s compound team) - Gold medal
Jyothi Surekha Vennam (women’s compound) - Silver medal
Abhishek Verma (men’s compound) - Bronze medal
Tisha Punia, Bhajan Kaur, Ankita Bhakat (women’s recurve team) - Bronze medal
Abhishek Verma, Prathamesh Fuge, Priyansh (men’s compound team) - Bronze medal