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The Indian trio of Abhishek Verma, Sandeep Kumar and Rajat Chauhan, upstaged the biggest upset in Asian Games 2014 as they defeated the world champions South Korea to take the gold medal in Compound Men’s Team Event. The Indian team bagged 2nd gold for the country after Jitu Rai’s sole gold won on Day 1 of the 17th edition of Asian Games at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here Saturday. This achievement helped India jump to prominent higher rankings to 11th from 16th in the medal table. India’s medal tally has shot up to 19 with 2 gold, 2 silver and 15 bronze medals on Day 8 of Asian Games 2014. 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
The Indian side looked invincible right throughout the event as they had set-up a final date with South Korea after it beat Iran 231-227 in the semi-finals comfortably on Thursday, ensuring silver for India. But today in Incheon, the trio looked to settle for nothing but the gold. Right from the start of the event, the Indian team led over South Korean with 55-54 lead at the end of series 1, 113-110 at the end of series 2, 171-169 at the end of series 3. They won the match 227-225. Also Read - Living in Abject Poverty, Former India Cyclist Working Night Shift As Security Guard With Daughter Battling TB
Earlier today, Indian trio of Trisha Deb, Purvasha Sudhir Shende, Jyothi Surekha Vennam beat Iran to win the bronze medal in the compound women team event. Playing the bronze medal match at Jin ulcer Asiad Stadium, India took the lead over Iran comprising of Sakineh Ghasempour, Maryan Ranjbarsari and Shabnam Sarlak, right from the first series with 28-24 lead.
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