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Archers strike gold at SAG

South Asian Games

Shillong : The Indian compound archery team and the mixed pair claimed three gold medals in the morning session here to swell their tally in the 12th South Asian Games today.

The compound trio of Purvasha Shende, Jyoti Vennam and Lily Chanu downed their opponents from Bangladesh 228-217 in the final to open India’s account in archery.

Asian Games gold-medallist Abhishek Verma then inspired the Indian men’s trio of Rajat Chauhan and Manash Jyoti Changmai with all perfect 10s from his eight shoots for another one-sided win as they claimed their second gold downing Bhutanese rivals 230-219.

The dashing Delhi-lad then paired up with Purvasha to hammer the Bangladeshi pair of Sushmita Banik and Mohammad Anowerul Kadar 156-138 for his second and India’s third gold.

India remain in line for two more gold medals when they resume the individuals in the afternoon session.

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