Asian Games 2023, India Schedule for Day 7: The process of Indian young shooters winning gold in the Asian Games continued on Friday, September 29. Indian shooters gave their best performance so far in these games by adding two gold and three silver. In the last 6 days, Indian shooters have won 18 medals including 6 gold and 7 silver. Earlier, India’s best performance in the shooting event of the Asian Games was in the 2006 Doha Games when it won 14 medals.
Two-time world champion boxer Nikhat Zareen secured Paris Olympic quota and medal by reaching the semi-finals of the women’s 50 kg category. It took 53 seconds for Nikhat to register a RSC (Referee Stoppage) win over Jordan’s Nassar Hanan in the quarter-finals.
Commonwealth Games gold medalist Manika Batra kept her medal hopes alive by reaching the women’s singles quarter-finals in table tennis, but Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan faced defeat in the last-16.
The Indian women’s hockey team maintained its dominance and registered its second consecutive win by defeating Malaysia 6-0. The Indian team put pressure on Malaysia by scoring four goals in the opening quarter of this Pool A match. Monica (7th minute) opened India’s account. After this, vice-captain Deep Grace Ekka (8th), Navneet Kaur (11th), Vaishnavi Vittal Phalke (15th), Sangeeta Kumari (24th) and Lalremsiami (50th) also scored goals.
The Indian men’s badminton team defeated Nepal 3-0 in the quarter-finals and secured a historic medal after 37 years. Lakshya Sen entered the court first. He defeated Prince Dahl 21-5 21-8. After this, in the second match, Kidambi Srikanth defeated Sunil Joshi 21-4 21-13. In the third match, Mithun Manjunath won the match with a 21-2 21-17 victory over Bishnu Katuwal.
The Indian men’s team is assured of at least a bronze medal. Now in the semi-finals the team will face the winner of the match between Indonesia and Korea. However, the Indian women’s team was disappointed. The PV Sindhu-led team was eliminated after losing 0-3 to Thailand in the quarter-finals.
Indian golfer Aditi Ashok remains in the race for a medal in the individual event with a second place finish by one shot. Due to Aditi’s brilliant play, the Indian women’s team is in third place after the first two rounds at the West Lake International Course in Hangzhou.
The Indian men’s team lost 15-18 to China in the group stage of 3×3 basketball, while the women’s team defeated Mongolia in the 5×5 event. India’s 15-member eSports contingent ended its campaign at the Asian Games with the Dota 2 team’s exit.
India’s men’s and women’s teams began their campaign with comfortable wins over Mongolia and Philippines respectively in the chess team event. Both the Indian teams won the preliminary round by an equal margin of 3.5-0.5.
In swimming, India’s Sajan Prakash and Advet Page finished fifth and seventh respectively in the final. In this way the country’s swimming campaign ended without a medal. Sajan Prakash finished 5th in men’s 200m butterfly event with a timing of 1:57.44 seconds. In the final of the men’s 200m backstroke event, Adveth finished 7th with a timing of 2:02.67 seconds.
Indian cyclists Aso and David Beckham finished 10th and 11th respectively in the 7th to 12th place finals of the men’s keirin event. Aso completed his race with a caution in plus 0.651 seconds, while David Beckham clocked a time of plus 1.096 seconds. The Indian women’s handball team put up a tough challenge before losing 30-37 to hosts China in the Pool B match.
This is how India’s medal winning players and teams were in the Asian Games on Friday, September 29.
|1||Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, Swapnil Kusale, Akhil Sheoran||Men’s 50 meter rifle three positions team event||Gold|
|2||Palak Gulia||Women’s 10m Air Pistol Individual Event||Gold|
|3||Isha Singh, Palak Gulia, Divya TS||Women’s 10 meter air pistol team event||Silver|
|4||Isha Singh||Women’s 10m Air Pistol Individual Event||Silver|
|5||Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saket Myneni||tennis men’s doubles event||Silver|
|6||Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar||Men’s Individual 50 Meter Rifle Three Positions Event||Silver|
|7||Joshna Chinappa, Anhat Singh and Tanvi Khanna||women’s squash team event||A bronze|
|8||Kiran Baliyan||women’s shot put event||A bronze|