Asian Games: Abhishek Verma Wins Silver to Cap Off Fruitful Day for Indian Archers

Updated: 27 September 2014 13:55 IST

Abhishek Verma was beaten by his Iranian opponent by a narrow 141-145 margin at the Gyeyang Asian Games Archery Field.

Asian Games: Abhishek Verma Wins Silver to Cap Off Fruitful Day for Indian Archers
In this photo, Abhishek Verma competes during the team event earlier. © AFP

Incheon:

In what turned out to be a fruitful day for the Indian archers in the 17th Asian Games, Abhishek Verma settled for a silver after going down to Esmaeil Ebadi of Iran in the compound men's individual gold medal match here on Saturday. (Day 8 Blog)

Verma was beaten by his Iranian opponent by a narrow 141-145 margin at the Gyeyang Asian Games Archery Field here.

While Ebadi had shot 10 perfect 10s to his credit, the Indian had scored just eight.

The Indian archer was always playing a catching up game in the finals, as he had 112 points at the end of the fourth round, as against 115 points of his opponent.

In the fifth and final round, the Iranian shot three perfect 10s, leaving the Indian no chance of making a comeback.

Topics : Archery Asian Games 2014
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