Both Indians will face each other to make it to the finals
Hangzhou (Hindustan City). Indian archers Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Aditi Gopichand Swamy entered the semi-finals of the compound women’s individual event at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou on Tuesday.
Jyoti Surekha faced Kazakhstan’s Adel Zekshenbinova in the quarterfinal match and won closely by 147-144. Surekha scored 29 points in her first attempt and in her second and fifth attempts she scored full 30 points which helped her defeat her opponent.
Aditi Gopichand defeated Amaya Amparo Cojuangco of Philippines 143-149. Gopichand made no mistakes in hitting his target and scored full points in four consecutive attempts which helped him take the lead in the match.
In the upcoming semi-final match, both Jyoti Surekha and Aditi Gopichand will face each other and will try to secure their place in the final.
Earlier, after a 145-132 success against Anuradha Wijesinghe Karunaratne in the 1/16 eliminator, Jyoti Surekha defeated Iraq’s Fatima Saad Mahmood 146-141.
At the same time, Aditi Swami had won against Sayahara Khoerunisa of Indonesia by 148-146. Earlier, the 17-year-old Indian archer had defeated Imyoung Rai in the elimination round.
Archery competitions began on Sunday and already all the Indian archers have shown their dominance in the sport. Archery events at the ongoing Asian Games will end on October 7.
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