Indian Archery team won all the five gold medals in the recurve event at 12th South Asian Games in Shillong. India also begs two silver medals in individual categories of Men and Women.
The Women’s team comprising Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi defeated the Sri Lankan trio Dilhara Salgado, Anuradha Karunaratne and Suchini Ubeysiri, without losing a set by 6-0.While, the Men archers team of India consisting of Jayanta Talukdar, Tarundeep Rai and Gurucharan Besra beat Sri Lankan team comprising Nipuna Senevirathne, Indranath, Sajeev De Silva by 5-1.
In the Mixed Recurve category, Indian pair of Tarundeep Rai and Deepika Kumari routed the Sri Lankan duo Dilhara Salgado, Nipuna Senevirathne by 6-0.In the Men’s Individual Recurve event final, Tarundeep Rai won gold while his Indian opponent Gurucharan Besra won silver.
In the Women’s category; Deepika won gold and silver went to her teammate Bombayla Devi.In the Recurve Individual Men and Women event Nepalese Prem Prasad Pun and Bhutanese Karma won the Bronze.
Recurve Mixed Team Bhutanese player Karma and Jigme Norbu won Bronze.
Bhutanese women team Karma, Sonam Deki, Sonam Dema and Men’s Jigme Norbu, Kinly Tshering, Nima Wangdi won Bronze in the Recurve Women and Men Team Event.
All in all, India walked away with the most medals with 10 Gold and 4 Silver Medals, as Bangladesh got 3 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals and placed in second position.
Bhutan positioned 3rd with a total of 5 Medals, 1 Silver and 4 Bronze, while Sri Lanka got only 2 Silver Medals, Nepal had to content with only 1 Bronze Medal.