Bangkok, Nov 28 : Indian archers Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhakat struck gold and silver in the women's individual recurve event at the 21st Asian Championships on Thursday.
Earlier, the pair entered the semi-finals of the women's recurve event qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics. In the finals Deepika had an easy win against her compatriot Ankita fetching gold in straight sets 6-0 with scores 27-24, 27-26, 27-26.
In the semi-finals Bhakat won against Bhutan's Karma 6-2, while Deepika also followed winning spree beating Vietnam's Nguyet Do Thi Anh 6-2 in the four sets. In the third round, Kumari won a thriller against Iran’s Zahra Nemati (6-4) with the scores tied till the final set. Bhakat, in contrast, had a 6-0 win over Thi Phuong Nguyen.
Earlier, in the qualification Kumari scored 655 to top the chart while Ankita settled at sixth. Kumari had clinched the bronze medal in the recurve mixed pair event along with Atanu Das, where the duo defeated Yichai Zheng and Shaoxuan Wei of China 6-2. (UNI)