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India make clean sweep in Compound Archery

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent

SHILLONG, Feb 8: India made a clean sweep grabbing all the five gold medals in the compound event in the 12th South Asian Games held at the First Ground Polo here today.

In the compound men team event India garnered 230 points to clinch the gold medal followed by Bhutan with 219 points, while Bangladesh which defeated Nepal 208 - 197 bagged the bronze.

In the compound women team, India defeated Bangladesh 228 - 217 and took away the gold medal, leaving the latter with silver medal.

India again won the gold medal in the compound mixed team, as they defeated Bangladesh by a whooping 18 points at 156 - 138.

India's Purvasha Sudhir Shende walked away with the gold medal in the compound women individual event defeating her counterpart Jyoti Surekha Venm 138 - 133 points, while the latter bagged silver medal.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh's Tamman Parvin bagged the bronze medal after defeating her counterpart Sushmita Banik 138 - 135 points.

In the compound men fils between Abhishek Verma and Rajat Chauhan, the latter defeated Abhishek by a mere two points after giving him a stiff fight to the end, to take away the gold medal.

In this category, Tshewang Dorji defeated his counterpart by one point to clinch the bronze medal.

India won two gold in the individual category, two in the team category, and one in the mixed team category, and two silver medals in the individual category, making it a total of five gold and two silver medals, while Bangladesh bagged a total of eight medals - four silver and four bronze medals and Bhutan bagged a total of four medals - two bronze and two silver medals.

Indian recurve archers are also in line for five gold and two silver medals when the fils for the Olympic-category event takes place on Tuesday.

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