Asiad 2018: India men’s and women’s recurve archery teams exit

Jakarta, Aug 25: Indias recurve archery campaign at the Asian Games came to an end on Saturday as the mens team lost to South Korea 1-5 in the quarter-final moments after the women faced a 2-6 defeat at the hands of Taiwan here.

The mens team, comprising Atanu Das, Jagdish Choudhary and Viswash, lost the third set 54-56 to bow out of the competition.

The first set was a 54-54 draw followed by a 54-56 loss in the second set. Trailing 1-3, they went into the third set but failed to get the better of their rivals. A shot of six in the second stroke proved to be the difference in the third and final set.

The Indian women had earlier beaten Mongolia 5-3 to advance to the quarter-finals where they lost to Chinese Taipei.

The Indian womens team, comprising Ankita Bhakat, Promila Daimary and Deepika Kumari, lost the first set 55-56 followed by a defeat in the second as well at 51-56. India won the third set 54-52 but trailed 2-4 to eventually lose the battle after a defeat in the fourth set.

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