Indian men's, women's compound archery teams win silver

Abhishek Verma. Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images

The Indian men's and women's archery compound teams won silver after both lost to South Korea in the final at the Asian Games on Tuesday.

The men's team of Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Aman Saini lost an exciting final to South Korea' s Choi Yong Hee, Hong Sung Ho and Kim Jong Ho after a shoot-off. The scores were tied 229-each after four sets of regular play. The Koreans even had two points added to their original 227 after a recount of all the shots.

India were off the blocks quicker than their opponents, picking up five 10s and a bullseye on their way to 60 points to Korea's 56 in the opening set. Korea were able to restore parity with a 58-54 win in the second set, India let down by one shot of eight and only one arrow in six hitting the 10-point mark. India pulled ahead again with a 58-56 advantage in the third set, and the Indians thought they had done enough when the fourth set was originally scored a tie at 57-each. However, two of the Korean shots were upgraded -- from eight to nine, and nine to 10, respectively -- leading the teams to the shoot-off.

Korea went first and hit shots of two 10s and a nine, one of the 10s a bullseye. India managed 19 off the first two shots, and that left Chauhan needing to not just score 10 but also get a bullseye to stretch the contest further. He got the first, but failed to hit bullseye, allowing Korea to avenge their defeat in the same event on home soil in Incheon in 2014.

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Earlier, the Indian women's team -- comprising Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Madhumita Kumari and Muskan Kira - lost 231-228 to favourites South Korea.

India were in the lead (59-57) after winning the first set but were second best in the second (58-56). The third set ended in a tie (58-58) but the Koreans edged the Indians in the last (58-53). Leading by a point going into the last three shots, the Koreans shot a 9, 10 and 10 to put the pressure on India, who managed 8, 9 and 10, allowing the Koreans to edge ahead by two more points and seal the gold medal.

In the semi-final, they had beaten Chinese Taipei 225-222 after making a remarkable comeback.

The Indian women had earlier defeated hosts Indonesia 229-224 in the quarter-finals.

India had won a bronze medal in the 2014 Asian Games.