Shooting: Esha Singh, Divya TS and Palak win silver in the women’s 10m air pistol team event.
Shooting: Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Swapnil Kusale and Akhil Sheoran shoot a world record score to win the men’s 50m 3-Positions rifle team gold medal.
Tennis: Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni win silver in the men’s doubles event.
Shooting: Palak wins gold and Esha Singh clinches the silver in the women’s individual 10m air pistol event.
Shooting: Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar wins men’s individual 50m 3-Position rifle silver.
Athletics: Kiran Baliyan wins bronze in women’s shotput.
Tennis: Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale reached the mixed doubles final. They will compete in the gold medal match tomorrow.
Squash: Indian men beat Malaysia 2-0 in team semi-finals, will play Pakistan on Saturday in gold medal match.
Squash: Indian women lose 1-2 to Hong Kong in team semi-finals; win bronze.
Badminton: Indian men’s team assured of a medal for first time since 1986
Boxing: Nikhat Zareen moves into the semi-finals of the women’s 50kg category; assured of medal and wins Paris Olympic quota.
That’s it for Scroll’s coverage of the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 for tonight.
It was a packed day with India beginning their campaign in athletics. The day started off with team medals in both shooting events, men’s 50m 3-Positions rifle team and women’s 10m air pistol. Palak won gold in the individual event while Esha Singh and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar won silver in their individual events as well. India’s overall medal tally went to 33 medals with eight golds, 12 silver and 13 bronze medals.
Later on in the day, Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale ensured that India will win a medal in mixed doubles after winning their semi-final match. Meanwhile, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni lost in the men’s doubles final to win silver.
While the women’s team exited the team badminton quarter-finals after a 0-3 loss to Thailand, the men made history as they are now assured of a medal in the team event for the first time since Seoul 1986 when they beat Nepal 3-0 in the quarter-finals.
It was mixed fortunes again in the team squash events as the Indian women went down 1-2 to Hong Kong in the semi-finals, securing bronze. Saurav Ghosal and Abhay Singh were only needed to beat 2018 gold medallists Malaysia in a gripping semi-final encounter. The Indian men’s team will now meet Pakistan tomorrow in the gold medal match.
Other highlights included reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen also ensuring India wins a medal in the women’s 50kg category and securing a Paris 2024 Olympic quota to boot with her incredible quarter-final win. The Indian women’s hockey team registered a dominant 6-0 win against Malaysia as Kiran Baliyan ended the day for India with a bronze in women’s shotput.
Basketball, women’s Group A: India beat Mongolia 68-62 in their second group game.
Athletics, Women’s Shotput: Kiran Baliyan wins bronze with a best effort of 17.36m behind the two Chinese putters. This is India’s first athletics medal in Hangzhou.
Manpreet Kaur finished fifth.
Athletics, Women’s Shotput Final: Kiran Baliyan maintains her third position with just a round to go. Manpreet Kaur, on the other hand, falls to fifth with Chinese Taipei’s Jian Chen-Xin leapfrogging her. Can Baliyan take home the bronze medal?
Athletics, Women’s Shotput Final: Kiran Baliyan throws 16.76m to remain third. Manpreet Kaur fouls again, but maintains her fourth position.
Athletics, Women’s Shotput Final: Kiran Baliyan improves to 17.36m with her third attempt, while Manpreet Kaur fouls. Both of them are through to top 8.
Athletics, Women’s Shotput Final: Kiran Baliyan improves to 16.84m to take the third position at the end of second round. Manpreet Kaur, who failed to improve her first try slips down to fourth.
Squash, Men’s team semi-final, IND 2-0 MAS: INDIA REACH THE FINAL! Saurav Ghosal, this time round, makes no mistake and closes out the fourth game 11-3 to win the match 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 11-3 and knock out the 2018 gold medallists. Brilliant stuff from the world No 19 who is muted in his celebrations and immediately goes to the bench to sit down after a match that took over an hour and nine minutes.
India will now have a chance to take revenge from their Pool tie loss as they face Pakistan in the final tomorrow. Ghosal and co. will be looking to repeat their exploits from 2014 where they beat Malaysia in the team final to win gold.
Athletics, Women’s Shotput Final: Manpreet Kaur starts off with a 16.25m throw, which puts her third behind the two Chinese women after first round. Kiran Baliyan could only manage a 15.42m.
Swimming, Men’s 200m Butterfly Final: Sajan Prakash finishes seventh with a time of 1:58.40s.
Golf: It was not a great day for India’s men’s golfers in round 2 at the West Lake International Golf Course on Friday. Anirban Lahiri stayed 9th in the individual event and is 10 strokes behind the leader. Shubhankar Sharma climbed one spot to T21 while Khalin Joshi climbed two spots to T29. SSP Chawrasia had a poor outing as he dropped 10 places to be T29 as well. In the team event, the quartet dropped one place and are seven strokes behind the podium places.
Squash, Men’s team semi-final, IND 1-0 MAS: Some quality strokeplay from both players who are separated by only one single position in the men’s singles rankings. Ng makes a massive comeback to win the third game 12-10. Ghosal 11-8, 11-6, 10-12 Ng
Athletics, Women’s Shotput Final: India’s Kiran Baliyan and Manpreet Kaur start the event as medal contenders.
Esports: Indian gamers end their campaign in Hangzhou following the DOTA 2 team’s 0-1 loss to Phillipines in a Group A clash. India had competed in four out of the seven gaming titles at the Asian Games, but return empty handed.
Squash, Men’s team semi-final, IND 1-0 MAS: Cool and easy does it, or rather not so easy as Ng creates a challenge for Ghosal, but in the end, the Indian takes a 2-0 lead in the second match. The tie is best of three so if Ghosal manages to win this match, India will qualify for the final by virtue of winning the tie 2-0. Ghosal 11-8, 11-6 Ng
Athletics, Women’s Hammer Throw Final: India’s Tanya Chaudhary finishes seventh with a best throw of 60.50m in her third attempt.
Chess: The men’s and women’s teams begin their campaigns with wins in their respective first-round ties. Harika Dronavalli, Vaishali Rameshbabu and Savitha Baskar win their respective games against their opponents from the Philippines while Vantika Agrawal plays out a draw as India win the women’s team tie 3.5-0.5.
In the men’s team event, Vidit Gujrathi, Arjun Erigaisi and R Praggnanandhaa won their respective games while D Gukesh was held to a draw in his game as the Indians beat Mongolia 3.5-0.5.
3x3 Basketball, Men’s Round Robin Pool C: India lose 15-18 to hosts China. Pranav Prince scored 6 points for India, while Princepal Singh and Sahaij Pratap Singh Sekhon scored 5 and 4 respectively.
Squash, Men’s team semi-final, IND 1-0 MAS: Saurav Ghosal and Ng Eain Yow send each other all around the court, but the Indian comes out on top in the opening game of the second match. Ghosal wins 11-8.
Handball, Women’s Preliminary Group B: The Indian women’s team go down 30-37 to hosts China.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 6-0 Malaysia, FT: A comfortable 6-0 win for India! They ran away with the match in the first half itself and were content to contain Malaysia in the second half. Superb game management from Janekke Schopman’s team. Two wins from two matches with 19 goals scored and two clean sheets. A perfect start for India.
Cycling, Men’s Keirin: India’s Esow Alban David Beckham finish 10th and 11th in the 7-12th place classification race.
Swimming, Men’s 200m Backstroke Final: Advait Page finishes 7th with a timing of 2:02.67s.
Athletics, Women’s Hammer Throw Final: Tanya Chaudhary comes up with an excellent 60.50m with her third attempt and is through to the final eight. Rachna Chaudary, on the other hand, is placed ninth with 58.13m and is out of the competition.
Cycling, Men’s Madison Final: Indian pair of Niraj Kumar and Harshveer Singh Sekhon among the four teams, who did not finish (DNF) the race.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 6-0 Malaysia, Q4: Lalremsiami finally gets her goal! A shot from distance is saved by the Malaysian keeper. Vaishnavi is quickest to react and squares it back to Lalremsiami who applies the diving finish.
Athletics, Men’s 400m: Muhammed Anas Yahiya is out of contention to qualify for the final with Qatar’s Abakar Ismail and Saudi Arabia’s Alyasen Mazen Mawtan going faster than him in Heat 2.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 5-0 Malaysia, Q4: Back to back PC for India to start the fourth quarter. Malaysia save both of them
Squash, Men’s team semi-final, IND 1-0 MAS: Removes his sweatband from his wrist and thumps his chest, a deserved victory for Abhay Singh who didn’t let Muhammed Bin Bahtiar overpower him, even in the third game which he lost. Singh wins 11-3, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6 and India take a 1-0 lead in the tie.
Athletics, Men’s 400m Heat 2: Muhammed Ajmal Variyatodi is through to the final with a second-place finish in Heat 2. He clocked 45.76s.
Athletics, Men’s 400m Heat 1: Muhammed Anas Yahiya finishes third with a timing of 46.29s. He’ll have to wait and watch if he can advance to the next round as one of the fastest losers.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 5-0 Malaysia, Q3: What a goal from Deepika! Ah, it doesn’t count! She got the ball on the right just on the 23m line. She cuts inside and right on the edge of the circle, unleashes a venomous reverse tomahawk which slams against the backboard. Malaysia refer and the replays show that Deepika took the shot from just outside the circle.
Boxing: In the 50kg women’s semi-finals, Nikhat Zareen will face Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat who is a two-time Worlds medallist. Nikhat had defeated her in a very close contest in the 50 kg quarterfinals at the World Championships this year.
Squash, Men’s team semi-final, IND 0-0 MAS: A bit of a tumble for Abhay Singh when his opponent has game point and Bahtiar wins the third game 11-9. Abhay Singh leads 11-3, 12-10, 9-11 Bahtiar.
Athletics, Women’s 400m Heat 3: An absolutely shocking race for heat favourite Himanshi Malik, who clocks a disappointing 57.82s to finish fifth. This is a far cry from her personal and season best of 51.76s. Malik is out of contention for the final.
Squash, Men’s team semi-final, IND 0-0 MAS: A lot closer in the second game and Bin Bahtiar had the lead for two points, but Abhay Singh does well to close it out 12-10 and take a 2-0 lead in the opening game. Abhay Singh 11-3, 12-10 Bahtiar.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 5-0 Malaysia, Q3: A promising start to the half from Malaysia as they have a sustained spell of possession. Nothing, however, comes out of it.
Boxing: NIKHAT ZAREEN!!! She defeats Hanan Nassar by RSC in Round 1 itself.
Just unreal domination from the Nizamabad boxer. Nassar was given a standing eight count thrice in that round. With 0:38 seconds to go, the referee calls it off. And with this, Zareen is assured of her first Asian Games medal. What colour will it be is all that’s left to see. In the process, she also secures a quota for the Paris Olympics 2024.
Table Tennis, men’s singles: But it wasn’t to be. Achanta Sharath Kamal loses out in the deciding game against Chuang Chih-Yuan. The Indian veteran lost 7-11, 10-12, 11-9, 5-11, 12-10, 11-6, 8-11 in the men’s singles Round of 16.
Boxing: In action now is two-time World Champion, and reigning CWG champion Nikhat Zareen against Jordan’s Hanan Nassar in the 50kg quarterfinal. Can she assure another medal for India?
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 5-0 Malaysia, HT: India win back-to-back PCs towards the end of the half. Neha once again shoots from the PC with the rebound falling to Lalremsiami. With the keeper prone, Lalremsiami just needs to scoop the ball into goal but instead shoots it straight at the keeper and wins another PC as the ball is trapped under the keeper’s boot. From the resultant PC, Navneet gets the rebound but is unable to sort out her feet to shoot and Malaysia survive. India go into half time with a healthy 5-0 lead.
Squash, Men’s team semi-final, IND 0-0 MAS: A lot closer in the second game and Bin Bahtiar had the lead for two points, but Abhay Singh does well to close it out 12-10 and take a 2-0 lead in the opening game. Abhay Singh 11-3, 12-10 Bahtiar.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 5-0 Malaysia, Q2: India have been getting a lot of freedom to attack from the right and this time it is Vaishnavi Phalke who exploits the space. Sprints down the right before turning into the circle. She plays a good pass to Lalremsiami who cannot capitalise on the chance.
Athletics, Women’s Hammer Throw Final: India’s Rachna Kumari and Tanya Chaudary stride out to the middle for the final.
Athletics, Women’s 400m Heat 1: Aishwarya Mishra clocks a season best 52.73s to advance to the Final.
Table Tennis, men’s singles: Achanta Sharath Kamal just won’t go away! He was down 0-2, then trailed 1-3. Now he’s won the sixth game 11-6 to take this match against Chuang Chih-Yuan into the decider.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 5-0 Malaysia, Q2: Sangita Kumari gets in on the act! Neha finds Sangita on the left of goal. With her back to goal and with the keeper closing down, Sangita reverse hits the ball from in between the goalkeeper’s legs to find the backboard. A well-taken goal that.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 4-0 Malaysia, Q2: Another good run of play from Tete. Makes her way to the right in the circle and squares the ball back. It takes a touch of a Malaysian defender and goes towards the far corner of goal. But AB Masitah in goal dives to deny a diving Navneet Kaur.
Squash, Men’s team semi-final, IND 0-0 MAS: Abhay Singh completely dominates the opening game of the opening match and wins 11-3 to take a 1-0 lead in the opening match against Bahtiar.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 4-0 Malaysia, Q2: A delightful run from Salima Tete down the right as she sprints past multiple Malaysian players. As former India payer Viren Rasquinha notes in commentary, it’s difficult to stop Tete when she goes on a run like that. She puts in a promising ball in front of goal but the ball evades everyone.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 4-0 Malaysia, End of Q1: Four fantastic goals from India as Vaishnavi Phalke and Neha play a 1-2 from a penalty corner! Neha wins a soft PC for India. Phalke injects the ball to Neha at the second castle before sprinting towards the near post. Neha takes a touch before firing the ball towards the post where Phalke deflects it into goal. A good variation from India that as they end Q1 with a 4-0 lead.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 3-0 Malaysia, Q1: To quote DJ Khaled - Another One. Deepika with a fiery reverse tomahawk shot from just outside the circle which is saved by the Malaysian keeper. Vandana tries to poke the rebound into goal but it’s deflected onto Navneet’s path who makes no mistake from five yards off the empty goal.
Table Tennis, men’s singles: Chuang Chich-Yuan goes 3-1 up after winning the fourth game 11-5 against Achanta Sharath Kamal. The Indian veteran cannot afford to lose another game now.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 2-0 Malaysia, Q1: Deep Grace Ekka doubles India’s lead! A rare drag-flick goal from the Indian vice-captain. Finds the top corner with ease from India’s second penalty corner.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 1-0 Malaysia, Q1: India take the lead! Lovely flowing move from India. Udita makes a good run into the Malaysian 23m line and plays it forward to Navneet. She squares it towards the penalty spot where Monika slots the ball into the net.
Table Tennis, men’s singles: Achanta Sharath Kamal pulls one back. He wins the third game 11-9 to trail Chuang Chich-Yuan 1-2.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 0-0 Malaysia, Q1: Chance for India! Vandana Katariya steals the ball just outside the Malaysian circle. She makes her way towards goals and squares it back to Navneet Kaur who takes a touch too many before shooting and the Malaysian defence break down a promising attack.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India 0-0 Malaysia, Q1: Quick start from India this. They attack the Malaysian circle and Vaishnavi Phalke wins India their first penalty corner of the match. Deepika, on the first castle, aims for the far corner but sends her drag-flick just wide.
Table Tennis, men’s singles: Much closer in the second game, but again it’s the paddler Chinese Taipei, Chuang Chih-Yuan who wins it. He takes it 12-10 to go up 2-0 against Achanta Sharath Kamal.
Badminton, Men’s Team Quarter-Final: India beat Nepal 3-0. They confirm their first ever medal in men’s team event at the Asian Games since the 1986 Seoul Games.
Hockey, women’s Pool A Match, India vs Malaysia: After their 13-0 win over Singapore in the first match, the Indian women’s hockey team take on Malaysia in their second match
Squash: The Indian men’s team will take on Malaysia in the semi-final of the team event and will hope to do one better than their counterparts in the women’s event, who earlier today had lost 1-2 to Hong Kong and won bronze. First up in the tie will be Abhay Singh against Muhammad Addeen Idrakie Bin Bahtiar.
Table Tennis, men’s singles: Achanta Sharath Kamal loses the first game 7-11 to Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan.
Cycling, Men’s Keirin Semi-Final Heat 1: India’s David Beckham and Esow Alban finish sixth and seventh respectively. They are out of medal contention and will now fight for 7-12th position.
Badminton, Men’s Team Quarter-Final: Kidambi Srikanth beats Sunil Joshi 21-4, 21-13 in 31 minutes. India are just a match away from securing a historic podium in the men’s team event at Hangzhou.
Table Tennis, men’s singles: World No 2 Wang Chuqin wins it without much fuss. Beating G Sathiyan 11-3, 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 to move into the quarter-final.
Table Tennis, men’s singles: Wang Chuqin is now up 3-0. He wins the third game 11-6 and is one game away from beating G Sathiyan and going into the quarter-final.
Golf: It was a good day for India’s women’s golfers in round 2 at the West Lake International Golf Course. Aditi Ashok stays T2, just one stroke behind leader Arpichaya Yubol of Thailand. Pranavi Urs climbs seven places to be T10 while Avani Prashanth climbs six places to be T15. The trio have also gained two places in the team event to be third behind China and Thailand.
Table Tennis, men’s singles: Wang Chuqin is turning the screw on this match. He wins the second game 11-3 to go 2-0 up against G Sathiyan in this best of seven men’s singles Round of 16 match.
Badminton, Men’s Team Quarter-Final: Lakshya Sen wins the first match of the tie for India 21-5, 21-8 against Prince Dahal. It took him just 22 minutes to put India in the lead.
Table Tennis, men’s singles: Wang Chuqin wins the opening game 11-3 against G Sathiyan.
Table Tennis, men’s singles: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran up in action next in men’s singles. He takes on world No 2 Wang Chuqin of China for a spot in the quarter-final.
Table Tennis, women’s doubles: Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee are through to the women’s doubles quarter-final. They beat Thailand’s Wanwisa Aueawiriyayothin and Jinnipa Sawettabut 11-8, 11-7, 11-4.
Table Tennis, women’s doubles: Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee make it 2-0 against Thailand’s Wanwisa Aueawiriyayothin and Jinnipa Sawettabut in the Round of 16 match. They won the second game 11-7, and need just one more game to move into the quarter-finals.
Medal Tally: As of 2:30 pm IST, India is fourth on the medal table with 32 medals in total - 8 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze.
Badminton, Men’s Team Quarter-Finals: The Indian men’s team open their campaign in the quarter-finals against minnows Nepal. A win here will assure India their first medal in the men’s team since the 1986 Seoul Games.
Table Tennis, women’s doubles: Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee win the first game 11-8 against Thailand’s Wanwisa Aueawiriyayothin and Jinnipa Sawettabut in the Round of 16 match.
Boxing: In another loss for the Indian men’s boxing contingent, Lakshya Chahar is defeated 1:4 by Omurbek Uulu Bekzhigit. Much stronger from his opponent in terms of attack and accuracy.
Table Tennis, women’s doubles: Sreeja Akula and Diya Chitale lose 3-11, 5-11, 8-11 to the fifth seeded Japanese pair of Miwa Harimoto and Miyuu Kihara.
Boxing: Round 2 is taken by Begzhigit on four cards as he takes a commanding lead. He continues to land more body blows on Chahar whose defence is good but the attack just falls pale against his opponent.
Boxing: Chahar has the advantage of reach but Begzhigit’s footwork is far more efficient. Chahar also receives a standing eight count in the first round. The Indian contingent in the stands a bit shocked at that. Begzhigit takes it on all five cards.
Boxing: Chahar is the advantage of reach but Begzhigit’s footwork is far more efficient. Chahr also receives a standing eight count in the first round. The Indian contingent in the stands a bit shocked at that. Begzhigit takes it on all five cards.
Boxing: In action now is Lakshya Chahar in the men’s 80kg Round of 16. He takes on Omurbek Olulu of Kyrgyzstan. The men’s results have not been very promising. Can Lakshya add a win and change that?
Golf, women’s round 2: At the end of Day 2, Aditi is tied second while Pranavi Sharath URS is tied seventh. Avani Prashanth is tied for 15th place. The trio however, have moved up to third place in the team standings.
Cycling, Men’s Keirin Repechage: Esow Alban finishes third and joins David Beckham in the semi-finals.
Esports: India lose its Group A opener 0-1 to Kyrgyzstan in DOTA 2. They will next face Philippines in the second match.
Shooting, Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Final: Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar wins a silver medal. This is his fourth medal in Hangzhou. He shot a total of 459.7 to finish behind China’s Du Linshu, who shot a Games record 460.6. Swapnil Kusale, who was leading the competition finished fourth with a unfortunate shot of 7.6 with his 41st shot.
Cycling: David Beckham finishes second in the Men’s Keirin First Round Heat 2 with +0.112 to qualify for the semi-finals.
Boxing: Parveen defeats local favourite Xu Zichun in the women’s 57kg Round of 16 to qualify for the quarters by a 5:0 unanimous decision. Both extremely quick on their feet even during the third round but while Zichun’s punches kept landing on the torso, Parveen made more contact with the face.
Tennis, mixed doubles, quarter-final, India 6-1, 3-6, 10-4 Chinese Taipei: Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale are through to the mixed doubles final. They will compete for the gold medal against the other team from Chinese Taipei, En-shuo Liang and Tsung-hao Huang.
Boxing: The Chinese boxer puts up a much better show in the second round. The long-range punches continue from both sides but they are relatively less effective from Parveen this time. Still, the Indian boxer maintains the lead and takes it on all five cards again.
Boxing: A really competitive first round between the two boxers. Plenty of long-range combinations in effect right now. The scores weren’t shown but the commentators say it’s the Indian who has taken it. Good start from Parveen.
Tennis, mixed doubles, quarter-final, India 6-1, 3-6 Chinese Taipei: Hsu Yu-hsiou and Chan Hao-ching of Chinese Taipei win the second set. We’re going to a super tie-break to decide who will go into the final.
Shooting, Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Final: Swapnil Kusale takes the lead with a score of 310.8 at the end of the proning series, whereas Aishwary Tomar climbs up to fifth with 306.4. Kusale has a lead of 2.4 points heading into the standing position.
Boxing: In action shortly will be 2022 World Championships bronze medallist Parveen Hooda in the women’s 57kg Round of 16 bout against Xu Zichun of China.
Shooting, Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Final: Swapnil Kusale is placed third with a score of 152.8 at the end of the kneeling series. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar is joint sixth with 151.6. A quick changeover break before the shooters head into the prone segment.
Tennis, mixed doubles semi-final: Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale take the first set 6-1 against Hao-ching Chan and Yu-hsiou Hsu in 28 minutes.
Shooting, Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions: India have qualification toppers Swapnil Kusale and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar in fray. Tomar already has won three medals in Hangzhou, can he add a fourth?
Tennis, mixed doubles semi-final: In action now are the Indian mixed doubles pair of Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale against Chinese Taipei’s Hao-ching Chan and Yu-hsiou Hsu.
Squash: The men’s team will be in action against Malaysia in their semi-final match. India finished second in Pool A with four wins while Malaysia topped Pool A unbeaten.
Squash, Women’s Team Semi-final, IND 1-2 HKG: Singh saves eight match points to go from 2-10 to 10 all but Lee gets awarded a stroke in the last point after Singh made the error of not allowing her room to play the shot. The world No 43 wins 11-8, 11-7, 12-10 and the Indian women’s team end their campaign in the semi-final stage with a bronze medal.
Table Tennis, men’s doubles: Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah progress to the quarter-finals! The world no 38 pair beat world No 25 pair of Yew En Koen Pang-Izaac Yong Quek 3-11, 11-9, 11-6, 5-11, 11-8 in a five-game thriller!
Squash, Women’s Team Semi-final, IND 1-1 HKG: Singh puts up a good fight in the second game but the world No 43 Lee takes a 2-0 lead in the third match and Hong Kong are one game win away from the gold medal match. Lee 11-8, 11-7 Singh
Squash, Women’s Team Semi-final, IND 1-1 HKG: Anahat Singh does well to win five points on the go, but the higher-ranked Lee Ka Yi wins the opening game of the third match 11-8.
Table Tennis, men’s doubles: Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan’s campaign in the men’s doubles ends in the round of 16. The world No 55 pair lose to China’s world No 2 pair and top seeds of Fan Zhendong and Wang Chuqin 11-5, 11-4, 11-7
Squash, Women’s Team Semi-final, IND 1-1 HKG: It took over 45 minutes but Joshna Chinappa levels the tie at 1 match all after a sensational 3-2 win in the second match over Ho Tzelok, who is the world No 24. Chinappa 7-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8 Ho.
Squash, Women’s Team Semi-final, IND 0-1 HKG: The second match goes into a deciding game after Chinappa, this time, holds on to the early lead she got and wins the fourth game 11-6.
Squash, Women’s Team Semi-final, IND 0-1 HKG: Chinappa led all through the game until the last three points when Ho made a brilliant comeback and took a 2-1 lead in the match. Ho 11-7 7-11 11-9 Chinappa
Swimming, Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay: The quartet of Maana Patel, Lineysha, Nina Venkatesh, Shivangi Sarma finish sixth in Heat 1 with a timing of 4:23.46 and ninth overall, just outside the top 8 that qualify for the final.
Shooting, women’s 10m air pistol: A gold and silver for India! Sensational shooting from 17-year-old Palak to beat Esha Singh to take gold. Pakistan’s Kishmala Talat wins bronze to make it an India-Pakistan podium in Hangzhou. Singh, with four medals, is now the most successful athlete at these Asian Games
Table Tennis, Women’s Singles R16: Manika Batra reaches the quarter-finals with a 11-7, 6-11, 12-10, 11-3, 12-10, 11-6 win over Thailand’s Suthasini Sawettabut.
Squash, Women’s Team Semi-final: Chinappa gets India on the board for the first time in this semi-final as she takes the second game 11-7. A little better from the veteran player as Chan exhibits some frustration as well at Chinappa apparently blocking her at some points.
Swimming, Men’s 200m Butterfly: The veteran Sajan Prakash qualifies for the final after finishing third in Heat 3 and sixth overall with a timing of 1:58.40. Aneesh Gowda finishes fifth in Heat 2 with a timing of 2:05.21 and 13th overall, failing to qualify for the final.
Shooting, women’s 10m air pistol: Palak is in her zone! Stupendous shooting from the teenager! She has extended her lead over Esha with some consistent shooting after 18 shots
Badminton, Women’s Team Quarter-Final: Ashmita Chaliha loses the third match 9-21, 16-21. The Indian women’s team crash out of the Asian Games in the quarter-final stage with a 0-3 loss to Thailand.
Squash, Women’s Team Semi-final: Little bit of frustration from Joshna Chinappa there as she loses the opening game 7-11 to Hong Kong’s Ho Tze Lok. Hong Kong lead 1-0 India
Shooting, women’s 10m air pistol: Nerves of steel from Palak! With time running out, the 17-year-old shoots a 10.5 and a 10.2 with her last two shots to climb to second behind Esha Singh.
Tennis, men’s doubles final, India 4-6, 4-6 Chinese Taipei: Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni lost to the pair of Hsu Yu-hsiou and Jason Jung from Chinese Taipei. The East Asian duo returned aggresively and were clinical on decisive points. They broke Ramkumar’s serve in the first set and Myneni’s in the second to claim the 6-4, 6-4 win. For Myneni, this was a second men’s doubles silver medal (he won gold in mixed doubles at Incheon 2014). This was Ramkumar’s first Asian Games medal.
Shooting, women’s 10m air pistol: After the first five shots, Esha Singh and Palak are second and third. Singh is just 0.1 points off the leader. Surprisingly, the Chinese shooters are places sixth and eighth.
Swimming, Men’s 400m Freestyle: Aryan Nehra finishes fifth with a timing of 3:58.18 and Kushagra Rawat finishes eighth with a timing of 4:01.24. Both fail to qualify for the final, finishing 11th and 17th in the overall standings.
Squash, Women’s Team Semi-final: Khanna continues to be outclassed by Chan who barely stutters on her way to give Hong Kong a 1-0 lead in the semi-final. Chan 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 Khanna
Squash, Women’s Team Semi-final: Chan dominating in the second game again and Khanna is unable to find any answers for the clever points won by the Hong Kong player. Chan 11-6, 11-7 Khanna
Shooting, women’s 10m air pistol: Fresh after winning silver in the team event, Esha Singh and Palak are ready for the individual final. Singh has been in top form having won team gold and individual silver in the 25m pistol event. She told Shahid Judge that the 10m air pistol, was in fact, her pet discipline. Singh and Palak will face tough competition from the Chinese pair who won team gold and also shot identical Games qualifying record score.
Squash, Women’s Team Semi-final: Not the best of opening games from Khanna who manages to save one gamepoint only for Chan to take a 1-0 lead in the opening match. Chan 11-6 Khanna
Golf, Women’s Round 2: Aditi Ashok has fallen to T3 in Round 2, whereas Pranavi URS and Avani Prashanth have climbed up to T9 and T14 respectively. India are T3 in the team standings.
Swimming, Men’s 200m backstroke: Good showing from Advait Page who qualifies for the final later today in seventh place with a timing of 2:03.01, finishing third in Heat 1. Srihari Nataraj, the current National Record holder in this event, failed to qualify for the final after finishing fifth in Heat 3 with a timing of 2:07.19, finishing 15th overall.
Badminton, Women’s Team Quarter-Final: The women’s doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand go down 19-21, 5-21 to Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai in the second match of the tie. India trail 0-2 now. Ashmita Chaliha will play the must win third match against Busanan Ongbamrungphan.
Squash, Women’s Team Semi-final: India will take on Hong Kong in the first team semi-final of the day. While India finished second in Pool B with three wins, Hong Kong finished unbeaten at the top of Pool A.
First up is Tanvi Khanna against Chan Sin Yuk.
Swimming, Women’s 800m freestyle Slow Heat 2: Vritti Agarwal finishes fifth with a timing of 9:15.99. Her overall standing will be determined after the fast heat, a virtual final, later in the day.
Table Tennis: Indians will be in action in the men’s and women’s singles and doubles matches today starting with Manika Batra in singles round of 16. Manush Shah and Manav Thakkar will be in action after Batra in the men’s doubles round of 16 followed by Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan G.
The women’s doubles pairs of Sreeja Akula/Diya Chitale and Sutirtha Mukherjee/Ahyika Mukherjee will be in action in their respective round of 16 matches. Sathiyan and Sharath will return after noon for their respective men’s singles matches.
Tennis, men’s doubles final, India 4-6 Chinese Taipei: The Indians lost just five points on their serve, but four happened in Ramkumar Ramanathan’s second service game. The Chinese Taipei pair of Hsu Yu-hsiou and Jason Jung win the first set 6-4.
Shooting, men’s 50m 3 Positions rifle: Gold medal No 7 for Indian in Hangzhou! What superb shooting from Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Swapnil Kusale and Akhil Sheoran. The trio smash the World Record of 1761 set by the USA in 2022 by shooting 1769 to clinch gold ahead of hosts China, who also got past the USA’s earlier WR.
Tomar and Kusale finish joint first with an Asian and Asian Games qualifying record score of 591 to qualify for the final. Sheoran finishes fifth with a score of 587 but misses out on a place in the final with only two shooters from each country allowed to compete in the final.
Shooting, women’s 10m air pistol: Esha Singh, Palak and Divya TS win silver in the team event! Esha Singh (579) and Palak (577) finished fifth and seventh respectively to qualify for the individual final. Divya shot 575 to finish 10th and miss out on a top-eight finish.
Swimming, Women’s 50m Butterfly: Nina Venkatesh finished 5th in Heat 2 with a timing of 27.80. With a 14th overall place finish, she fails to qualify for the final.
Badminton, Women’s Team Quarter-Final: PV Sindhu’s difficult run continues as she goes down 21-14, 15-21, 14-21 to Chochuwong in the first match of India’s tie against Thailand. India trail 0-1.
Tennis, men’s doubles final, India vs Chinese Taipei: Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni hope to become the fifth Indian team to win the men’s doubles gold in the last six editions of the Asian Games.
Shooting, women’s 10m air pistol: With each athlete finishing at least four series of shots, Esha Singh is fifth while Palak and Divya TS are in eighth and 12th place respectively.
Shooting, men’s 50m 3 Positions rifle: After the first series in standing, Swapnil Kusale and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar are in joint lead with an average score of 9.857. Akhil Sheoran is 13th with an average score of 9.775 but he is yet to begin shooting in the standing series. The trio are locked in a tense battle for gold with China.
Badminton, Women’s Team Quarter-Final: PV Sindhu wins the first game 21-14 but is forced into a decider by Chochuwong, who wins the second game 21-15.
Shooting, women’s 10m air pistol: With each athlete finishing at least two series of shots, India’s Palak and Esha Singh are fourth and sixth respectively while Divya TS is 19th. The trio are also currently placed second in the team event behind China.
Shooting, men’s 50m 3 Positions rifle: Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Swapnil Kusale are second and third in the individual event after the end of the kneeling and prone positions while Akhil Sheoran is 14th. The trio are also in a good position to challenge for gold in the team event.
Shooting, women’s 10m air pistol: 25m rapid fire pistol double medallist Esha Singh is back in action today in her pet event. Also in action as Divya Thadigol and Palak in the individual qualifiers and team final.
Shooting, men’s 50m 3 Positions rifle: India’s Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Swapnil Kusale and Akhil Sheoran are simultaneously in action in the individual qualification event and team final
Badminton, Women’s Team: India take on Thailand in the quarter-finals. PV Sindhu’s first match against Pornpawee Chochuwong might well decide the fate of this tie.
Athletics, 20km Racewalk: India’s Priyanka Goswami finishes fifth in the women’s event with a time of 1:43:07. Goswami was with the lead pack until the four km mark but dropped behind after that.
Athletics, 20km Racewalk: India’s Vikash Singh finishes fifth with a time of 1:27.33. Sandeep Kumar was disqualified after three loss of contact offences and a bent knee offence. Singh was in the lead at the halfway mark with the top three finishers. However, he lost steam by the 11km mark and dropped off the pace to finish fifth.
Golf, Women’s Round 2: India’s Aditi Ashok is T1 at the moment with -9 to par. The young Pranavi URS is T8 while Avani Prashanth is T18. India lay in the third position currently in the women’s team event - a cumulative of all three golfers.
Just a reminder, this is where we stand in the medal race. At the start of September 29, India is in fifth place with 25 medals – 6 gold, 8 silver and 11 bronze.
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It was a slow Wednesday on the medal front for India as the contingent won only three medals – gold in 10m air pistol men’s team, silver in Wushu, and bronze in individual dressage to take the total tally to 25. The men’s football team exited the continental games with a 0-2 loss to Saudi Arabia and World Championships bronze medallist Deepak Bhoria lost his Round of 16 bout.
But two medals were confirmed for the men’s and women’s teams in squash while the paddlers progressed to the next round in their individual events.
Tennis saw the doubles pairing of Saketh Myneni-Ramkumar Ramanathan reach the gold-medal match where they will hope win the title after Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan won it in Jakarta in 2018.
Bopanna, meanwhile, has assured India of a medal in mixed doubles after winning his quarter-final encounter along with partner Rutuja Bhosale.
Shooting also continue with India competing in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions and women’s 10m air pistol events.
Friday will also see India open their athletics campaign with the racewalkers first in action folllowed by the women in hammer throw and shot put. The team chess events also begin as India’s Grandmasters failed to secure a medal in the individual events.
In boxing, Nikhat Zareen will be in action in the women’s 50kg category as she looks to secure a medal by qualifying for the finals.
The Indian women’s hockey team will also hope to get a win in their second Pool A match against Malaysia.
The badminton team events continue as the Indian men will begin their campaign in the quarter-final against Nepal while the women, led by PV Sindhu, will be up against Thailand.
The Field’s Asian Games build-up series, where we focus on athletes who have played in the shadows, but may be ready to step into the limelight.
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