India added two more medals on the concluding day of the Asia Cup Stage II in Bangkok by clinching the silver in women’s compound event and the bronze in the women’s recurve event. The women’s compound team led by Asian Games bronze medallist Vennam Jyothi Surekha were edged out by Philippines in a thrilling final.
In the women’s recurve event, the Indian team spearheaded by the Mixed Team gold medallist Madhu Vedwan had to settle for the bronze.
Vennam Jyothi Surekha wins 3rd medal at the 2015 Asia Cup
18-year-old compound archer Vennam Jyothi Surekha continued to impress at the Asia Cup stage II by picking up her third medal from the event. Earlier, she had won the silver in the Mixed Team category and the gold in the individual category.
In the Compound Women Team final, the Indian team comprising Purvasha Sudhir Shende, Genung Tekseng and Surekha were tied with the top-seeded Philippines team at the end of the second set. But eventually the Indian team went down fighting 223-224.
Earlier in the semis, India had come through a tense shootoff with the second-seeded Malaysian team. Both were level at 224 at the end of the four sets and India needed a perfect 10 in the tie-break to advance to the final.
Madhu Vedwan captures her 2nd medal
The Recurve Women Team comprising Madhu Vedwan, Monika Saren and Himani Boro were defeated 0-6 by second seeds Indonesia in the semi-final. In the bronze medal match, the Indian team were in fine form as they thrashed Philippines 5-1.
This is Madhu Vedwan’s second medal from this tournament. On Thursday, she had partnered Sanjay Boro to the Mixed Team gold in the recurve event.
Men’s Recurve Team loses in Bronze Medal Playoff
The Sanjay Boro-led Recurve Men Team were upset by Bangladesh in a shootoff in the semi-final. The team unfortunately had to return empty-handed as they lost the bronze medal playoff 1-5 to Kazakhstan.
India finishes the 2015 Asia Cup Stage II with three gold, two silver and one bronze. It has been a confident display from the young archers and gives them a huge boost ahead of upcoming bigger events.