Indian Games LIVE: Archers strike gold at Asian Championships

ESPN staffNov 8, 2023, 09:50 PM ET4 Minutes Read

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

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Parneet beats Jyothi to the Asian Championship gold

The all-India women’s doubles final goes down to the wire and it is Parneet Kaur who takes the top honors on the light sand. The two were exhausted with 145 points each and a shootout ensued. It was here that Parneet edged past his much-improved brother to win the match 9-8, and take the gold medal again.

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

  • Women’s Compound Individual: Parneet Kaur

  • Mixed Compound: Aditi Swami and Priyansh

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

International competition at 17: Who is Aditi Swami?

Aditi Swami’s story sounds like the plot of a sports-inspired movie, albeit a fictional one: She was a popular kid who picked up an archery bow, in an arena full of team sports, because her father said she had to play and study. And the result? She also became India’s first international champion at the age of 17….and also became the Under-18 women’s world champion by breaking the world record.

Our reporter Zenia D’Cunha met the youngster, who has another difficult task ahead of him – to prepare for his 12th exam. More on this here: ‘Age doesn’t matter’: 17-year-old winner Aditi Swami on her first season

“Being World Champion and winning a medal at the Asian Games, it’s been a great year,” Aditi told ESPN.Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images

GOLD #2 of the day for Indian archers

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

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

The Women’s compound women’s and men’s bronze medal finals will begin soon, we will bring you updates as they happen.

GOLD: Indian women’s team and Asian champions

The Indian women’s team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Gopichand Swami and Parneet Kaur just defeated their opponents from Chinese Taipei 234-233 to win the Asian Championship. A golden start to the day, here. The three Indians are now –

– Players from all over the world
– Asian Games Winners
– Asian Championship gold medalists

Jyothi and Parneet will be back in action soon when they meet in the women’s singles final of India.

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

  • It’s the last day of Asian Archery Championship and we have a lot of Indian interest. Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Parneet Kaur will meet in the Women’s Compound final, while Abhishek Verma will be in the men’s bronze medal category.

  • Ramit Tandon caused a major upset by beating third-placed Frenchman Victor Crouin in the race Ace Malaysia Squash Cup and hopes to pull off another upset today when he takes on top seed and world number 1 Mostafa Asal in today’s semifinal.

  • We can see a lot of things going on AIFF vs Shaji Prabhakaran struggle. The Indian Football Association has sacked Shaji, who was the general secretary, for “breach of trust” and the latter responded that “accusing me of breach of trust” is a serious crime. Expect more to come today.

  • As far as Indian football is concerned, we have two I-League games in store: Shillong Lajong vs NEROCA (2pm) and Gokulam Kerala vs Rajasthan FC (7pm). It is early days in the I-League but Gokulam can go top if they win by four goals or more today.

  • Today is also the third day National Junior Athletics Championships happening in Coimbatore. Several records were broken yesterday, we’ll let you know all the big things that happened today.

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