Indian archers Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Aditi Swami advance to the semifinals
By siliconindia | Tuesday, 03 October 2023, 09:09:26 AM IST
Reigning world champion Aditi Swami and top-seeded Jyothi Surekha Vennam smoothly advanced past their respective quarterfinal opponents, paving the way for a semifinal showdown in the women’s compound individual event and guaranteeing India at least a silver medal in archery at the Asian Games.
In her quarterfinal match, Aditi, seeded fourth, exhibited exceptional precision, dropping only one point out of 15 arrows, which led to her victory over Amaya Amparo Cojuangco of the Philippines by a score of 149-146. Meanwhile, the multiple World Cup medalist Jyothi secured her place in the semifinals by defeating the ninth-seeded Adel Zhexenbinova of Kazakhstan with a score of 147-144 in another intense quarterfinal battle.
Overall, the Indian archers are in contention for medals in eight different events, with two of them being in the individual sections. This impressive showing underscores the strength of the Indian archery team. Notably, this Asian Games semifinal clash will mark the second time in two months that Aditi and Jyothi have faced each other. In their previous encounter, Aditi, who regards the experienced Jyothi as her idol, overcame her with a score of 145-149 in the semifinals on her path to becoming the senior world champion in Berlin in August of this year.
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