India finished 2nd in the overall medal tally at the 22nd Asian Archery Championship 2021 that was held in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka from 13 to 18 November 2021. The Indian contingent has won a total of 7 medals (1 Gold, 4 Silver & 2 Bronze), while South Korea with a total of 15 medals topped the table.
i. Archer, Jyothi Surekha Vennam, won India’s only gold medal in the tournament, in the Compound – Women’s Individual event.
- She defeated Oh Yoohyun (South Korea) in the finals by a close margin of 146-145 score.
ii.Jyothi Vennam also won Silver medal in the tournament, in Compound – Mixed Team event, after partnering with Rishabh Yadav. They were defeated in the finals by a South Korean team by 155-154 points.
iii. In the Compound – Men’s Individual event, India’s Abhishek Verma won Silver medal after getting defeated by Kim Jong Ho (South Korea) in the finals by 148-149 points.
Note – Previously in the 2019 Asian Archery Championships that was held in Bangkok, Thailand also, India finished 2nd with 7 medals, after South Korea.
iv. Indian Men’s Recurve Team of Kapil, Pravin Jadhav and Parth Salunkhe won Silver after losing to South Korean team in the finals.
- India’s Women’s Recurve team of Ankita Bhakat, Madhu Vedwan and Ridhi also lost in the finals to the South Korean team to get the Silver medal.
Indian Medal Winners in 2021 Asian Archery Championship
|Gold||Jyothi Surekha Vennam||Compound – Women’s Individual|
|Silver||Abhishek Verma||Compound – Men’s Individual|
|Silver||Jyothi Surekha Vennam & Rishabh Yadav||Compound – Mixed Team|
|Silver||Pravin Jadhav, Parth Salunkhe and Kapil||Recurve – Men’s Team|
|Silver||Ankita Bhakat, Ridhi & Madhu Vedwan||Recurve – Women’s Team|
|Bronze||Ankita Bhakat & Kapil||Recurve – Mixed Team|
|Bronze||Aman Saini, Abhishek Verma & Rishabh Yadav||Compound – Men’s Team|
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