Asian Games in Hangzhou: India bagged three bronze medals on Monday in Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou. This raises the overall tally to 56 medals- 13 gold, 21 silver and 22 bronze.
India’s women’s and men’s speed skating relay team secured two bronze medals while in table tennis, India picked up a historic bronze medal in the women’s doubles tournament.
The Indian women speed skating relay team consisting of Sanjana Bhatuka, Karthika Jagadeeswaran, Heeral Sadhu and Aaratju Kastury clinched a third-place in the speed skating 3000m relay team event. India’s men’s team of Aryan Pal, Anand Kumar, Siddhant, Vikram followed up the Indian women’s team also nabbed a bronze in their final event.
Indian Table Tennis players Ayhika Mukherjee and Sutirtha Mukherjee picked up a historic bronze medal in the women’s doubles tournament. The Indian duo lost to Suyong Cha and Sugyong Pak of North Korea in the semi-finals 4-3 (11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-5, 2-11) today.
Indian squash player, Saurav Ghosal cruised to a resounding win against Ammar Altamimi of Kuwait in the round of 16 today. He scored superbly in all the three rounds by 11-4, 11-4 and 11-6. On the other hand, Mahesh Mnagaonkar lost out to Japan’s Ryunosuke Tsukue in a brutal 0-3.
India proved unlucky in basketball, falling short against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the women’s quarterfinals. The team, led by Shireen Limaye lost 96-57 in an embarrassingly bad performance.
India’s Kabaddi campaign also kicked off today. The women’s team, two-time Asian Games champions, scored 34 leading to a tie between India and the Chinese Taipei. Meanwhile, the seven-time gold medalist Indian men’s kabaddi team will play against Bangladesh tomorrow.
In men’s hockey, the Indian side showed no mercy to score a 12-0 win over Bangladesh in the Pool A final match. Skipper Harmanpreet Singh scored a hat-trick of penalty corners while Mandeep Singh also netted thrice. The Harmanpreet Singh led team won all the five group games, scoring 58 goals while conceding only five.
In Badminton, India’s Sai Pratheek and Tanisha Crasto won in straight games versus Macao China’s Leong lok Chong and Ng Weng Chi in the badminton mixed doubles round of 32. The Indian duo will take on Chen Tang Jie and Toh Ee Wei in the round of 16 tomorrow.