India Dominates Archery Qualification at Asian Games 2023

Asian Games, Archery

India’s archery contingent has made an impressive start in the qualification rounds of the Archery event at the Asian Games 2023. Reigning world champion Jyothi Surekha Vennam led the charge, helping India secure the top spot in the women’s compound qualification.

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Jyothi Surekha Vennam’s outstanding performance on the opening day of the Archery events earned her the first-place ranking in the women’s compound qualification. She amassed a total score of 704, an exceptional feat that included an impressive tally of 57 10s and 34 Xs. Her precision and consistency marked her as a formidable force in the competition as she qualified for the next round with distinction.

Not far behind, Aditi Gopichand Swami displayed her archery prowess and secured the fourth position in the qualification round. Her impressive score of 696 was achieved with a remarkable count of 50 10s and 14 Xs. Aditi’s consistent performance showcased her potential to shine in the upcoming matches.

Parneet Kaur demonstrated her skills and secured the 12th rank in the women’s compound qualification. She scored a total of 687 points, including 43 10s and 18 Xs. Her performance added depth to India’s representation in the competition.

Avneet Kaur, with her score of 685, earned the 15th rank in the qualification round. Her precise shooting resulted in 42 10s and 12 Xs, contributing to India’s strong presence in the women’s compound category.

Collectively, the Indian women’s compound archery team excelled, claiming the top position in the event with a combined score of 2087. This remarkable team performance further solidified India’s dominance in the discipline.

In the men’s individual recurve event, Archer Atanu Das showcased his skill by securing the fourth position with a score of 678. His impressive performance featured 36 10s and 14 Xs, setting a high standard for the competition.

Dhiraj Bommadevara displayed his prowess in archery, ranking seventh in the recurve men’s individual event with a score of 675. His remarkable precision, reflected in 10s and Xs, added to India’s strong presence in the event.

In the overall qualification round, the Indian men’s recurve team demonstrated their collective strength, securing the third position with a combined total score of 2022. This performance bodes well for India’s prospects in the team events.

It’s worth noting that Indian archers won two silver medals in the men’s compound team and women’s compound team events at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. The current team is determined to surpass that achievement and secure more medals at Hangzhou 2023. With their stellar performance in the qualification rounds, Indian archers are poised for success, and the nation eagerly anticipates their performance in the upcoming matches.