Asiad: India's Abhishek Verma settles for silver in archery

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Abhishek Verma in action at Incheon
Incheon, Sep 27: India's Abhishek Verma had to be content with the silver medal after losing the men's compound archery individual final of the 17th Asian Games at the at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here Saturday.

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Verma, who earlier in the day won gold in the team compound event, lost 141-145 to Iran's Esmaeil Ebadi to finish second.

Earlier in the day, India caused a huge upset in the Asian Games as the compound archery men's team of Rajat Chauhan, Sandeep Kumar and Verma defeated world champions South Korea 227-225 to win gold at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field.

Going into the final, the hosts were the overwhelming favourites but the pressure of playing in front of the home crowd seemed to get the better of them.

IANS

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