Indian sports LIVE: Archers win three golds, make merry at Asian Championships

Indian sports LIVE: Archers win three golds, make merry at Asian Championships
Indian sports LIVE: Archers win three golds, make merry at Asian Championships

ESPN staffNov 9, 2023, 02:50 AM5 Minute Read

Jyothi Surekha Vennam.JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images

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Can Ramit create another upset?

Later today, India’s Ramit Tandon will be in action in the semifinal of the Ace Malaysia Squash Cup. The 31-year-old had scalped a big win yesterday when he beat the third-seeded Frenchman Victor Crouin in the quarterfinal. Who does he face next? Well…it’s the top seed Mostafa Asal. The Egyptian is a two-time world championships bronze medallist and had defeated Saurav Ghosal in the quarters yesterday. It’s going to be a tough game for sure, for Ramit.

Here’s Ramit talking post his win over Crouin yesterday –

Abhishek Verma wins bronze

Abhishek beats South Korea’s Joo Jaehoon 147-146 to win bronze in the men’s individual compound event.

Parneet pips Jyothi to the Asian Championships gold

The all-Indian women’s compound individual finally goes right down to the wire and it’s Parneet Kaur who takes top honors by the smallest of margins. The two were tied at a score of 145 points each and a shoot-off ensued. This was where Parneet edged past her more-accomplished compatriot to win the shoot-off 9-8, and with it, take home the gold medal.

As it stands, India have won three gold medals at the Asian Archery Championships today:

  • Women’s Compound Individual: Parneet Kaur

  • Compound Mixed: Aditi Swami and Priyansh

  • Women’s Compound Team: Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Gopichand Swami and Parneet Kaur

World champion at 17: Who is Aditi Swami?

Aditi Swami’s story sounds like the plot of an uplifting sports film, despite a fictional one: She was an introverted child who picked up an archery bow, at a stadium full of team sports, because her father said she had to play something alongside studies. And the result of that? She goes on to become India’s first senior world champion at only 17 years of age…..and the Under-18 women’s world champion by breaking the junior qualifying world record.

Our corrospondent Zenia D’Cunha caught up with the teenager, who has another tough task ahead of her – to prepare for her 12th board exams. More on that here: ‘Age doesn’t matter’: 17-year-old world champ Aditi Swami on her dream debut season

“To become World Champion and then win medals at Asian Games, has been a great year,” Aditi tells ESPN.Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images

GOLD #2 of the day for India’s archers

Another gold comes India’s way as Aditi Swami and Priyansh beat their Thai opponents 156-151 to win gold in the Compound Mixed final of Asian Archery Championships. And what an Indian team this is: Aditi Swami, the world champion, and Priyansh, the U21 world champion.

Fun fact: This is Aditi’s second gold medal at the Asian Championships…within the hour! She won gold with the women’s compound team and now has another yellow metal to her name.

The women’s compound women final and men’s bronze medal play-off will begin shortly, we’ll bring you the updates as and when they happen.

GOLD: The Indian women’s compound team are Asian champions

The Indian women’s compound team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Gopichand Swami and Parneet Kaur have just beaten their Chinese Taipei opponents 234-233 to win the Asian Championships. A golden start to the day, this. The Indian trio are now the –

-World champions
-Asian Games Champions
– Asian Championships gold medal lists

Jyothi and Parneet will be back in action shortly as they face off in an all-Indian compound women’s individual final.

What are the Indian sports main events on November 9, 2023?

  • It’s the final day of the Asian Archery Championship and we’ve got plenty of Indian interest. Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Parneet Kaur will face off in the women’s Compound final, while Abhishek Verma will be in action in the men’s compound bronze medal play-off.

  • Ramit Tandon produced a big upset by beating third-seeded Frenchman Victor Crouin in the Ace Malaysia Squash Cup and will hope to pull off another upset today when he takes on the top seed and world no.1 Mostafa Asal in the semifinal today.

  • We’re likely to see more developments on the ongoing AIFF vs Shaji Prabhakaran tussle. The Indian football federation sacked Shaji, it’s general secretary, due to a “breach of trust” and the latter shot back saying “charging me for ‘breach of trust’ is a massive allegation.” Expect plenty more to come out today.

  • Speaking of Indian football, we have two I-League matches in store: Shillong Lajong vs NEROCA (2pm) and Gokulam Kerala vs Rajasthan FC (7pm). It’s early days in the I-League but Gokulam could climb to the top spot if they win by four or more goals today.

  • Today is also day three of the National Junior Athletics Championships going on in Coimbatore. A couple of meet records were broken yesterday, we’ll keep you updated with all the big developments from today.

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