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Asian Games 2018: India reach compound women’s team archery semifinal

India reached the finals of compound women’s team archery after defeating Chinese Taipei at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on Sunday.

asian games 2018 Updated: Aug 26, 2018 14:02 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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India defeated Chinese Taipei in the compound women’s team archery semifinal at Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)

Indian archers advanced to the semi-finals of the compound women’s team event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on Sunday.

Registering their second win of the day, the Indian team comprising Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam defeated Taiwan’s Liju Chen, Yihsuan Chen and Mingching Lin 225-222 in the semis.

Despite being at the receiving end in the first two sets at 55-58 and 55-57, the Indians made a brilliant comeback in the last two sets to win 57-55, 58-52.

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India will now face South Korea in the final on Tuesday.

Earlier in the quarters, the Indians had pipped Indonesia’s Sri Ranti, Yurike Nina Pereira and Dellie Threesyadinda 229-224.

The Indians lost the first set 56-57 before winning the second at 56-28. They again went down in the third set 56-57 but a brilliant performance in the fourth and final set saw them win the clash at 59-54.

First Published: Aug 26, 2018 13:53 IST