The Indian junior archers capped a surprising present by profitable eight gold, 4 silver and two bronze medals to high the medals tally on the Asia Cup Stage 2 Sulaymaniyah (Iraq) on Wednesday.
On the concluding day, India bagged 5 gold, 4 silver and one bronze that included a uncommon clear sweep within the compound males’s particular person part, including to their Tuesday tally of three gold and one bronze.
Recurve archer Mrinal Chauhan spearheaded the Indian problem on the ultimate day to complete with double gold medals, whereas Prathamesh Fuge reigned supreme within the compound part by signing off with a hat-trick of gold medals.
India thus upstaged Bangladesh who failed to copy their Stage 1 present in Bangkok the place they’d topped the medal standings in March.
India had despatched a junior workforce for the continental occasion which had a depleted subject with out Asian heavyweights Korea, China and Chinese language Taipei.
India’s golden day started with the recurve girls’s workforce of Bhajan Kaur, Avani and Laxmi Hembrom edging out Bangladeshi trio of Akter Nasrin, Diya Siddique and Magnificence Ray in an exhilarating ultimate to bag the day’s first gold on provide.
Down 0-2, India bounced again to degree 4-4 and the shoot-off too was a locked affair as each groups shot similar scores of (10-10-9) and India had been declared winners after it landed one of many 10s nearer to the centre.
The boys’s recurve workforce, alternatively, had it simple in opposition to their Bangladeshi rivals profitable it 5-1.
Having began off with similar 55s, the trio of Parth Salunkhe, Mrinal Chauhan and Juyel Sarkar stepped up, profitable the following two units (57-55, 56-54) to seize the second gold on provide on the day.
India nevertheless failed to copy the success within the recurve blended workforce ultimate because the duo of Salunkhe and Bhajan squandered a 2-0 result in go right down to Uzbekistan’s Abdusattorova Ziyodakhon and Amirkhan Sadikov 4-5 (18-19) to accept a silver.
Having began off profitable the primary set 35-34, India misplaced the second set 35-37. They regained the lead and made it 4-2 with a 38-36 win within the third set, however they failed to shut out within the fourth set.
They landed within the crimson circle twice (8-8) en path to shedding 34-36, which proved to be decisive in the long run.
They managed two 9s within the shoot-off, which was not sufficient as their Uzbek counterparts sealed the gold, capturing 9-10.
Within the afternoon session, Salunkhe defeated Sadikov 6-4 to bag the recurve males’s particular person bronze as he signed off with three medals — one workforce gold, blended workforce silver and a person bronze.
Bhajan Kaur misplaced the recurve girls’s particular person ultimate with a 2-6 defeat to Mahta Abdollahi to accept silver.
Chauhan gained the recurve males’s particular person title, with a lopsided 6-2 win over top-ranked recurve archer within the fray, Ruman Shana (world rank 42).
The compound particular person part noticed an all-Indian finals.
Sakshi Chaudhary gained the ladies’s title beating Parneet Kaur 140-138.
Within the final occasion of the meet, Fuge upset Rishabh Yadav (no 66), the top-ranked compound archer in fray, with a slender two-point margin (146-144) to safe a hat-trick.
Fuge had on Tuesday gained the compound workforce gold and compound blended workforce gold.