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PV Sindhu gets Asian Games silver medal; India win silver in women’s, men’s compound archery

Prime News, International Games and National, Asian Games, Jakarta (Indonesia), August 27:- Olympic medallist PV Sindhu yet again finished second-best in a major final but grabbed a historic individual silver medal at the Asian Games after losing the women’s singles title clash to world number one Tai Tzu-Ying here today.

No Indian had ever reached the final of a singles event at the Asian Games before the 23-year-old from Hyderabad, who lost 13-21 16-21 to Chinese Taipei’s Tai in just 34 minutes.

It is the first time that India has won two individual medals at the Asian Games with Saina Nehwal clinching a bronze earlier. Saina was also conquered by Tai in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, India on Tuesday settled for a silver medal after a thrilling final against South Korea in Women’s Compound Archery Team event of the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games.

The national side narrowly missed the yellow metal as they finished three points behind the winning team South Korea with a final scoreline being 231-228.

It was a dramatic men’s final in which the Indian team was a point ahead of the Koreans at the end of the regulation four sets.

But the celebrating defending champion side, comprising Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Aman Saini, was in for a surprise when Korea managed to log a point on review.

One of the Korean team’s 9s in final set was deemed a 10 on revision leaving the two teams tied at 229-229.

In the shoot-off, the Koreans managed one inner 10 (closest to bull’s eye), a 10 and 9, compared to the two 10s and a 9 by the Indians, to walk away with the top honours. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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