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India secures 2nd Position with 7 Medals in 2021 Asian Archery Championship at Dhaka, Bangladesh

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India bags seven medals at 22nd Asian Archery ChampionshipIndia 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.

Archery table

Indian Medal Winners in 2021 Asian Archery Championship

Medal Winner Event 
GoldJyothi Surekha VennamCompound – Women’s Individual
SilverAbhishek VermaCompound – Men’s Individual
SilverJyothi Surekha Vennam & Rishabh YadavCompound – Mixed Team
SilverPravin Jadhav, Parth Salunkhe and KapilRecurve – Men’s Team
SilverAnkita Bhakat, Ridhi & Madhu VedwanRecurve – Women’s Team
BronzeAnkita Bhakat & KapilRecurve – Mixed Team
BronzeAman Saini, Abhishek Verma & Rishabh YadavCompound – Men’s Team

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About Archery Association of India:

President – Arjun Munda
Headquarters – New Delhi

About World Archery Federation:

Founded in 1931 
Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland
President – Ugur Erdener