Indian shooters made a good start in the Asian Games on Sunday, 24 September 2023, winning one silver and one bronze medal, while in sailing also with two silver and one bronze medal, India managed to win a total of five medals on the first day of the competitions. However The wait for the gold medal continues, which may end on Monday, September 25, 2023. Women’s cricket team has reached the finals. She is a contender for gold.
In shooting on the official opening day of the Asian Games on Sunday, India won a silver medal in the women’s 10m air rifle team event, while Ramita Jindal got a bronze medal in the individual event. In the morning in sailing, Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh opened India’s account by winning the silver medal in the men’s lightweight double scull event. India won its second silver medal in the men’s coxed eight while Babulal Yadav and Lekh Ram won the bronze medal in the coxless pair.
India is at 7th place in the medal table
India is at seventh position in the medal table with a total of five medals including three silver and two bronze. China tops the list with a total of 30 medals including 20 gold, seven silver and three bronze. The Indian men’s table tennis team lost 0-3 to the second-tier South Korean team in the quarter-finals, shattering its dreams of winning a medal at the Asian Games. However, the women’s team had to face defeat by Thailand 2-3 in the pre-quarters itself.
Women’s cricket team final from Sri Lanka
With the brilliant bowling of Pooja Vastrakar, the Indian women’s cricket team defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in a one-sided semi-final and entered the final of the Asian Games for the first time. Right-arm fast bowler Pooja had replaced Anjali Sarwani in the team just before her departure from India. He took four wickets for 17 runs in four overs, which is his best performance. Bangladesh team 17. She was out for 51 runs in 5 overs, which is her lowest score against India. India will face Sri Lanka in the final on Monday. Sri Lanka defeated defending champion Pakistan by six wickets in the second semi-final. Click to read updates related to the gold medal match between India and Sri Lanka
Great start in hockey
In men’s hockey, India started with a win by defeating Uzbekistan 16-0. From India, Mandeep Singh (18th, 27th and 28th minutes), Lalit Upadhyay (7th, 24th, 37th and 53rd minutes), Varun Kumar (12th, 50th and 52nd minutes), Abhishek (17th), Sukhjeet Singh (42nd), Gurjant Singh (42nd), Neelakanta Sharma (11th), Amit Rohidas (38th) and Sanjay (57th) scored the goals.
Silver in Women’s Air Rifle Team Event
In the women’s 10 meter air rifle team event, the experienced trio of Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita Jindal and Ashi Choksi finished second by scoring 1886 points. China won the gold medal with a score of 1896.6, setting a new Asian record. Junior world champion Ramita also won the bronze medal in the individual event by scoring 230.1 in the final of eight shooters. China won the silver and bronze medals. Huang Yuting set a new Games record and won gold with 252.7 points, while Han Ziyu got the silver medal. Ramita was in the race for the silver medal, but fell short after scoring 9.9 on the 13th shot.
Mehuli Ghosh at fourth place
Mehuli Ghosh stood fourth with a score of 208.43. In the qualification round, 19-year-old Ramita stood second with a score of 631.9 while Mehuli stood fourth with 630.8. Aashi Choksi could not make it to the finals and finished 28th with a score of 623.3. The total score of the Indian trio was 1886.0 which gave them the silver medal.
Great performance in rowing
In the men’s lightweight double scull sailing event, the pair of Arjun and Arvind finished second with a time of 6:28.18 seconds. China’s Junjie Fan and Man Sun won the gold medal with a timing of 6:23.16 seconds. There was a tough competition between India and China in the men’s coxed event in which the Indian team won by 5:43. She stood second with a time of 01 second. China has 2. Won the gold medal by winning by 84 seconds. The Indian team included Neeraj, Naresh Kalwania, Nitish Kumar, Charanjit Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Bhim Singh, Puneet Kumar and Ashish. In the coxless pair, India’s Babulal and Lekh Ram won the bronze medal with a timing of 6:50.41 seconds.
Disappointment in men’s table tennis
Hong Kong won the gold medal and Uzbekistan won the silver medal. In men’s team table tennis, Harmeet Desai lost the first match to An Jaehyun 0-3. Ji Sathiyan tried to challenge Park Ganghyeon, but he too was no match for the South Korean player. The responsibility of bringing India a comeback was now on Achanta Sharath Kamal, but he too lost to O Junsung 2-3. This defeat would have hurt India more because South Korea’s top three players did not play in this match. Earlier, Sharath Kamal made great use of his experience and won the last three games, due to which the Indian team was successful in defeating Kazakhstan 3-2 in a close match in the pre-quarterfinals.
Srihari Nataraj stood sixth
Star swimmer Srihari Nataraj’s stellar journey in the 100m men’s backstroke and the Indian women’s team’s 4x100m freestyle relay finals ended at sixth and seventh place respectively. Srihari 54. Reached the finals by finishing second in his heat and fifth overall with a timing of 71 seconds. He achieved the final time of 54.48 seconds due to which he stood sixth. He finished 2.25 seconds behind gold medalist Xu Jiayu of China (52.23).
Tanish George Mathew and Anil Kumar did not reach the final
Olympians Mana Patel, Dhinidhi Desinghu, Janvi Chaudhary and Shivangi Sharma reach final in 3:54. She finished seventh with a time of 80 seconds. China, Japan and Hong Kong won gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. Women’s Freestyle Relay Team 3:53. Reached the finals by finishing sixth out of ten teams with a time of 80 seconds. Utkarsh Patil of India 59. Finished 20th in the men’s 100 meter backstroke event with a timing of 42 seconds. Tanish George Mathew and Anil Kumar could not make it to the men’s 100m freestyle final by finishing 12th and 17th respectively.
Men’s football pre-quarterfinals
In men’s football, with the help of charismatic striker Sunil Chhetri’s goal, India made it to the pre-quarterfinals after playing a 1-1 draw with Myanmar here on Sunday where it will face Saudi Arabia. Chhetri scored on the penalty spot in the 23rd minute. However, Myanmar equalized through Kiaw Htwe’s goal in the 74th minute. Both the teams had the same points but India entered the next round by finishing second from Group A as the Chhetri-led side has scored more goals than Myanmar in the tournament. However, the Indian women’s football team failed to qualify for the knockout stage of the Asian Games after a 0-1 defeat to Thailand.
Nikhat Zareen in pre quarterfinals
In women’s boxing, India’s two-time world champion Nikhat Zareen entered the pre-quarterfinals in the 50kg category with a dominant 5-0 win over Vietnam’s Thi Tam Nguyen while Preeti Pawar (54kg) entered the quarterfinals. Preeti also dominated by defeating Silena Alhasnat of Jordan by RSC. Indian fencer Taniksha Khatri missed out on a medal in the individual épée event after losing 7-15 to world number two Hong Kong’s Wai Vivian in the quarterfinals. Taniksha had secured a place in the knockout round by winning three matches of the pool stage. Had she been successful in registering a win in the quarter-finals, India would have been assured of at least a bronze medal in this event. Two more Indian players, Bibish Kathiresan and Dev, would have progressed to the round of 32 in the men’s foil individual event. Failed.
Medal hopes dashed in rugby
The Indian women’s rugby sevens team suffered embarrassing defeats in its first two matches, dashing its medal hopes. India started their campaign in Pool F with a heavy 0-38 defeat against Hong Kong. India then suffered a humiliating 0-45 defeat against defending champions Japan, ending their chances of making the semi-finals. India will now face Singapore on Monday. With a win in this match, India can finish third in the pool and make it to the fifth and sixth place classification play-off.
Indian men’s volleyball team out of medal race
Japan knocked the Indian men’s volleyball team out of the medal race by defeating them 3-0 in a cross group match here on Sunday. The Japanese team won 25-16 25-18 25-17 in one hour and 11 minutes. Japan will now face China in the semi-finals while India will face Pakistan or Qatar in the fifth to sixth place classification matches on Tuesday.
Sumit Nagal in pre quarter final
India’s ace tennis player Sumit Nagal entered the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals with a one-sided win against Macau’s Ho Tin Marco Leung without losing a game. Fifth seed Nagal had received a bye in the first round and his match in the second round was already considered very easy because his opponent does not even have an ATP ranking. Nagal, ranked 159th in the ATP rankings, registered an impressive 6-0, 6-0 win in just 45 minutes. In the next round, he will face the challenge of Beibit Jukayev of Kazakhstan, he defeated Firoz Mukhidinov of Tajikistan. Second seeds Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan started their men’s doubles campaign with an easy win. The Indian pair won the match 6-2, 6-3 against Nepalese pair of Abhishek Bastola and Pradeep Khadka which lasted 57 minutes.
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