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Asian Games 2018: India lose to Korea in shoot-off to settle for silver in Compound Men's Team Archery

The Indian team, comprising of Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma lost the shoot-off against Korea's Yonghee Choi, Ho Sung Hong and Jongho Kim to settle for silver.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 28, 2018 14:51 IST ]

India's Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma pose with their silver medals

The Indian men's archery team on Tuesday lost a nail-biting final against Republic of Korea to settle for a silver medal in the Compound Archery team event.

The Indian team, comprising of Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma lost the shoot-off against Korea's Yonghee Choi, Ho Sung Hong and Jongho Kim to settle for silver.

It was a dramatic men's final in which the Indian team was a point ahead of the Koreans at the end of the regulation four sets.

But the celebrating defending champion side was in for a surprise when Korea managed to log a point on review.

One of the Korean team's 9s in final set was deemed a 10 on revision leaving the two teams tied at 229-229.

In the shoot-off, the Koreans managed one inner 10 (closest to bull's eye), a 10 and 9, compared to the two 10s and a 9 by the Indians, to walk away with the top honours.

Earlier, the Indian women's team comprising Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam, lost 228-231 to Korea in a contest that went down to the wire till the final set of arrows.

India were leading 59-57 after the first set before Korea won the second set 58-56.

The two teams were on even keel in the third set scoring 58 points each but India wilted under pressure losing 55-58 to end up second best.

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