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Abhishek Verma will have to settle for silver medal after finishing second in the Compound Men’s Individual. Nevertheless, the archer from Delhi has won 4th silver medal for India at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here Saturday. He lost to Esmaeil Ebadi of Iran by 145-141, who helped Iran bag their sixth gold medal placing them comfortably in the sixth place of Asian Games 2014 medal standings. Meanwhile, India is placed 11th with their medal tally touching 23 with 2 gold, 4 silver and 17 bronze medals. Catch the Live Updates of Day 8 of Asian Games 2014, Incheon here Also Read - I Regret Becoming a Cyclist, All I Now Want is my Old Life Back: Swaran Singh
Abhishek Verma started very well in the finals against Esmaeil Ebadi hitting the bull’s eye but two major glitches of average 8 scores and equally inspiring performance by Esmaeil Ebadi of not letting go off the gold medal helped the experienced Iranian win over the young lad from India. In the compound individual event, Abhishek entered the final after beating Md Mahazan of Malaysia comprehensively in 143-135. Also Read - Living in Abject Poverty, Former India Cyclist Working Night Shift As Security Guard With Daughter Battling TB
Abhishek Verma, earlier on Saturday had won the gold medal in Compound Men’s Team event along with Rajat Chauhan, Sandeep Kumar causing major upset by defeating the world champions South Korea 227-225 to win gold at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here Saturday.
See Asian Games 2014 Medal Table: Complete Medal Tally of 17th Incheon Asian Games