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Jyothi Surekha Vennam wins Gold in Women’s Archery at Asian Games 2023


India’s Jyothi Surekha Vennam won gold medal in the women’s individual compound archery event at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Saturday. Jyothi defeated So Chaewon of South Korea 149-145 in the final to complete a hattrick of gold medals, having already won titles in the women’s and mixed team events.This remarkable achievement etched her status as a standout athelete in the field.

JyothiSurekha Vennam’s Hatrick of Gold

Jyothi Surekha Vennam cliched her third Gold in the ongoing 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou as archers began the final day of games events on Saturday, October 7 on a high. Jyothi, who won a gold in the mixed team and women’s team events, beat Korea’s Chaewon So in the final 149-145. It was a slightly off start for Jyothi with an 8-pointer but she slowly came back with 10-pointers in a row as she was leading 89-87 after three rounds.

Dominance in the Closing Round

The last two Ends were an example of just plain dominance from Jyothi as she didn’t let her Korean opponent come back into the match as she won the final with a four-point lead. This was India’s fourth Gold in Archery in the ongoing Asian Games, including the mixed team, women’s compound team and men’s compound events and overall 7th medal in the sport.

Brone Medal Glory

Earlier, the day began with a Bronze medal in archery as Aditi Gopichand Swami defeated Indonesia’s Ratih Zilizati 146-140. Tthis added to India’s impressive medal tally, which reached 97, including 23 gold medals.

Other Contests

In other events, Ojas Pravin and Abhishek Verma are up against each other in an all-India men’s individual final in the compound event while the women’s kabaddi team is taking on Chinese Taipei in the final. Thus, the tally of 100 will be confirmed in just a few minutes from now.

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