In what turned out to be a fruitful day for the Indian archers in the 17th Asian Games, Abhishek Verma settled for a silver after going down to Esmaeil Ebadi of Iran in the compound men’s individual gold medal match here today.
Verma was beaten by his Iranian opponent by a narrow 141-145 margin at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here. While Ebadi had shot 10 perfect 10s to his credit, the Indian had scored just eight.
The Indian archer was always playing a catching up game in the finals, as he had 112 points at the end of the fourth round, as against 115 points of his opponent.
In the fifth and final round, the Iranian shot three perfect 10s, leaving the Indian no chance of making a comeback.