Hangzhou [China], October 4 (ANI): India's Jyothi Vennam Surekha and Pravin Ojas Deotale clinched gold in the mixed team compound archery after winning a final match against South Korea's Chaewon So and Jaehoon Joo at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Wednesday. Jyothi-Pravin defeated the South Korean pair in a close encounter by one point 159-158.
This is the first gold for Archery in the ongoing Asian Games.
With this medal, India has improved its previous best in Jakarta 2018 (70). India now has 71 medals.
"KheloIndiaAthletes Ojas and @VJSurekha have hit the bullseye and clinched India's FIRST GOLD in archery, defeating Korea by a scoreline of 159 - 158! Their impeccable skill and teamwork have earned them the ultimate victory Proud of you, champs," Sports Authority of India (SAI) wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter).
Earlier, the Indian pair advanced to the final of the mixed team compound archery at the Asian Games on Wednesday.
Jyothi-Pravin defeated Kazakhstan's Adel Zhexenbinova and Andrey Tyutyunto 159-155.
The pair had moved to the semi-final after beating the Malaysian team by a scoreline of 158 - 155 on Wednesday.
The Recurve Mixed Team will also be in action and will compete for a medal. (ANI)