Asian Games archery: India’s men team win bronze

Guangzhou, Nov 22 (IANS) The India’s men team defeated Chinese Taipei to win the archery bronze medal at the Asian Games here Monday.

India, who lost to South Korea 216-222 in the semifinal, beat Chinese Taipei 220-218 in a closely contested match at the Aoti Archery Range.

The Indian team of Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Mangal Singh Champiya opened up a five point lead in the first round after which they led 57-52. The second round was tied at 56 each, but Chinese Taipei came back strongly in the third round scoring 58 while India managed 53.

Both the teams were tied at 166 each with just one round left. Indian archers held their nerve and shot 54 while the Taipei team got 50.

The women team also won their maiden bronze medal Sunday beating Chinese Taipei 218-217.