As of now, India has won over 87 medals in the Asian Games 2023. Here are all the latest updates that you need to know.
India claimed the top spot in the compound women's team archery final at the Asian Games 2023, triumphing with a narrow 230-229 victory over Chinese Taipei on the 12th day of the competition in Hangzhou. Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Gopichand Swami, and Parneet Kaur showcased exceptional skills, securing a thrilling win for India. The men's compound archery team also secured a gold medal for India. In the realm of squash, Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Pal Singh secured gold in mixed doubles. However, there was disappointment as PV Sindhu exited the women's singles quarterfinals, suffering a straight-game loss to China's He Bingjiao (16-21, 12-21). In women's hockey, India was defeated 0-4 by China in the semifinals, setting up a bronze medal match. Saurav Ghosal earned a silver medal in the men's singles squash final, while wrestler Antim triumphed in the women's freestyle 53 kg match. The men's doubles featuring Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty is yet to come. India is breaking all its previous records by collecting the most number of medals in this year's Asian Games.
The 13th day of the event was also filled with equal thrill as Indian athletes showcased their prowess again at various sporting events. The Indian women's recurve archery team secured a well-deserved bronze medal by defeating Vietnam. Meanwhile, in canoe slalom, Vishal Kewat displayed remarkable skills to qualify for the final with a timing of 134.15. The women's Kabaddi team triumphed over Nepal in the semifinals, securing a spot in the final. In badminton, HS Prannoy clinched a bronze medal despite losing in the men's singles semifinals. However, wrestling had its share of disappointments, as Kiran, Sonam, and Aman faced defeats in their respective semifinal bouts. Additionally, Bajrang Punia couldn't secure a win in the men's 65 kg semi-final in wrestling.
On a brighter note, India's Raga Sri Kulandaivelu emerged victorious in soft tennis by defeating Cambodia's Ki Mengchoung in the women's singles Group F match. Also, in cricket, the Indian team advanced to the men's semifinal by defeating Bangladesh, marking another significant achievement in India's sporting journey. As of now, we have successfully bagged 87 medals which consists of 21 gold medals, 32 silver medals and 34 bronze medals. With a medal tally like that, we have broken the previous best total of 70 medals from the Jakarta and Palembang Games in 2018.
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