India hit a hat-trick of gold medals at the Asian Games 2023 on Saturday, October 7, 2023, when Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Pravin, both bagged gold medals in the Compound Archery. Reportedly, both athletes won individually with a clean sweep of the opposition in the final. Jyothi Surekha won the gold medal in the women’s single compound archery. She defeated Chaewon So of South Korea by a small margin of 149-145. It was the second time Jyothi Surekha Vennam stood on the top of the podium as earlier she bagged the gold medal in the Mixed team event where she was associated by Ojas Pravin. We have poured in more details of Asian Games 2023, in the following sections. Continue reading this article. Scroll down the page.
India’s Jyothi Surekha Vennam won Gold in Archery
Jyothi Surekha Vennam also led the women’s team to win the gold medal along with Parneet Kaur, 19-year-old, and Aditi Swami, 17-year-old. Today morning, she clinched another gold medal by defeating South Korea’s Chaewon So. Talking about the individual event, India’s Aditi Gopichand defeated Indonesia’s Ratih Zilizati Fadhly by a minor margin of 6 points as the match concluded at 146-140. Aditi Gopichand won a bronze medal at the Asian Games 2023. Swipe down the page and read about Ojas Pravin’s victory in the Asian Games.
Archer Ojas Pravin Bags Gold in Asian Games
Ojas Pravin hit a hat-trick of gold medals in the Asian Games as he sidelined his idol and compatriot Abhishek Verma in the final round of the individual compound archery to win the gold medal. Ojas Pravin scored perfect 10 as many as 14 times and scored 9 only time out of 15 shots. His total score was 149. To bag the gold medal, Abhishek Verma had to score all fifteen shots perfectly. But he fell short of three points as he could scored 147 points. Both Indian athletes were in the top two spots on the podium.
Abhishek Verma settled for silver in the men’s individual final. While Ojas Pravin retained his title of World Number 1 archer. While Archer Jyothi Surekha Vennam became Asia’s number 1 compound archer. India has accumulated 9 medals in compound archery, including 6 golds. It is the best performance showcased by Indian athletes in the compound archery event. Jyothi won gold in Mixed team, Women’s Team, and Women’s Individual. The nation could not ask for a better result in compound archer even at the Asian Games 2023 that are being played in Hangzhou, China.