India’s Jyothi Surekha Vennam clinched the gold medal in the women’s individual compound archery event at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Saturday. In a thrilling final, Jyothi triumphed over South Korea’s So Chaewon with a score of 149-145, securing her third consecutive gold medal. She had previously won titles in the women’s and mixed team events. This outstanding accomplishment solidified her position as an exceptional athlete in the field.
Jyothi Surekha Vennam’s Hatrick of Gold
On the final day of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, archer Jyothi Surekha Vennam secured her third gold medal, starting the day on a high note. Jyothi, who had previously won gold in the mixed team and women’s team events, triumphed over Korea’s Chaewon So in the final with a score of 149-145. While she had a slightly shaky start with an 8-pointer, Jyothi quickly bounced back with a series of 10-pointers, leading 89-87 after three rounds.
In the last two rounds, Jyothi exhibited sheer dominance, preventing her Korean opponent from making a comeback and securing a four-point lead to clinch the final. India’s performance in archery at the ongoing Asian Games has been outstanding, with this victory marking the country’s fourth gold medal in the sport. This includes gold medals in the mixed team, women’s compound team, and men’s compound events, contributing to a total of seven medals in archery.
In other events, Ojas Pravin and Abhishek Verma are facing each other in an all-India men’s individual final in the compound event, and the women’s kabaddi team is currently competing against Chinese Taipei in the final. With these ongoing matches, India’s medal tally is poised to reach the milestone of 100 medals very shortly.