Indian women’s archer Jyothi Surekha has secured her place in the gold medal match at the Asian Games in Hangzhou. She achieved this by winning the women’s individual archery semifinal against her compatriot Aditi Gopichand with a score of 149-146. While Aditi had initially dominated the game, she couldn’t secure full points in the final round, allowing Jyothi to capitalize on the opportunity. Aditi will compete in the bronze medal game.
In the quarter-final match, Jyothi defeated Adel Zhexenbinova from Kazakhstan with a score of 147-144, advancing her to the knockout stage of the tournament. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Aditi won her quarter-final against Amaya Cojuangco from the Philippines with a score of 149-143, earning her spot in the semifinals.
In the men’s individual quarterfinal, Indian archers Abhishek Verma and Ojas Pravin Deotale both secured victories, securing their spots in the semifinals. Abhishek won against Kazakhstan’s Andrey Tyutyun, and Ojas Pravin emerged victorious against Kazakhstan’s Akbarali Karabayev.
Abhishek continued his winning streak by defeating South Korea’s Jaehoon Joo with a score of 147-145, earning his place in the gold medal match of the men’s individual event.
Indian archers have been displaying their dominance in the sport since the archery events began at the Asian Games. The archery events at the ongoing Asian Games are scheduled to conclude on October 7. India had a remarkable performance in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, winning a total of 61 medals, including 13 gold, 24 silver, and 24 bronze medals.
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