KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 – The national archery squad finally ended their barren run after they claiming a gold and a silver medal on the final day of the Stage One of Asia Cup Archery Tournament in Bangkok today. Singapore SEA Games 2015 triple gold medallist, Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh who teamed up with Saritha Cham Nong and Norhayati Al-Madihah Hashim edged Philippines trio– Amaya Amparo Cojuangco/Jennifer Dy Chan/Joann C. Tabanag 224-217 in the final of the women’s compound team at the Huamark Archery Field, according to Asian Archery Federation (AAF);www.asianarchery.com.
Indian trio– Khushbu Dhayal/Purvasha Sudhir Shende/Sorang Yumi won the bronze after edging Kanyavee Maneesombatkul/Boonyanuch Nakwong/Suvaporn Anutaraporn of Thailand; winning 228-213. Malaysia’s silver medal was contributed by Lee Kin Lip/Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki/Ruslan Zulfadhli after they lost to Iranian trio — Esmaeil Ebadi/Omid Taheri/Majid Gheidi 227-231 in the men’s compound team final.
Indian trio– Manash Jyoti Changmai/Dingku Singh Pukhrambam/Aman Saini of India bagged the bronze medal after sweeping aside Wu Ting-Ting/Chen Li Ju/Pan Ming Chia of Taiwan 30-28, after both trios were tied at 227. Malaysia’s challenge in both the men and women’s recurve team, however, fizzled out after the Malaysians lost in the quarterfinals stage. A total of 199 archers from 26 countries, including three European countries — Russia, Estonia and Switzerland, competed in the six-day meet which got underway on Tuesday.