Thinley Namgay

The Bhutanese compound archery team lost to India 221-235 points in the compound men’s team quarterfinal yesterday at the ongoing 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

Bhutanese archers Tandin Dorji, Khendrup, and Younten Jamtsho were the first team to enter the quarterfinal.

In the quarterfinal, the archers shot for four rounds. In a round, each archer is allotted with two arrows. In the first round, Bhutan acquired 54 points, followed by 56, 57, and 54 points in the next three rounds.

Out of 221 points, Tandin Dorji and Khendrup bagged 74 points each. Younten Jamtsho contributed 73 points. Team India scored 59, 60, and 58 points.

India remained an indomitable team in the compound archery team at the Asian Games. India defeated South Korea in the final and won the gold medal.

With the elimination of three compound archers yesterday, all six archers from Bhutan have exited the Games.

Bhutan’s hope for the Asian Games medal now depends on the remaining two karate athletes.

In the karate contest today, Tshering Phuntsho will face Siwakon Muekthong of Thailand in the men’s kumite -60kg round.

Rinchen Jamtsho will play against Fahed Alajmi of Kuwait in the men’s kumite -60kg round tomorrow.