Athletics: Avinash Sable wins gold in men’s 3000m steeplechase
Athletics: Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins gold in men’s shot put
Athletics: Harmilan Bains wins silver in women’s 1500m
Athletics: Ajay Kumar Saroj and Jinson Johnson win silver and bronze in men’s 1500m
Athletics: Jyothi Yarraji wins silver in women’s 100m hurdles
Golf: Aditi Ashok wins silver in women’s individual event
Shooting: Kynan Chenai, Zoravar Sandhu and Prithviraj Tondaiman win gold in men’s team trap shooting
Shooting: Preeti Rajak, Manisha Keer and Rajeshwari Kumari win silver in women’s team trap shooting
Shooting: Kynan Chenai wins bronze in individual trap
Badminton: Men’s team win silver after China win the tie 3-2
Boxing: Nikhat Zareen loses 3:2 in women’s 50 kg semi-final, wins bronze
Boxing: Parveen is through to the semi-final in the women’s 57kg category, assuring a medal and booking a spot at the Paris 2024 Olympics
That’s it for Scroll’s coverage of the Asian Games for today.
What a day! The highlight of this action-packed Sunday remains the medal rush in athletics where the athletes picked up nine medals. From Avinash Sable and Sreeshankar Murali to Asiads veteran Seema Punia and the young Jyothi Yarraji, it was quite the evening.
Additionally, it was a dramatic, thrilling face-off between India and China in badminton that saw the Chinese win 3-2. India bring home the silver, their first medal in the event since 1986.
Earlier in the day, the Indian shooters added three more medals to the tally. In boxing, Nikhat Zareen was at the receiving end of a narrow defeat in the 50kg women’s semi-final. She returns with a bronze. Meanwhile, Parveen confirmed a medal by qualifying for the women’s 57kg and a spot in the Paris Olympics 2024.
In golf, Aditi Ashok won silver in the women’s individual event.
All in all, India finish the day with the fourth spot after grabbing 52 medals total.
Bridge, Team Round Robin 2: After the penultimate day of round robins, the Indian mixed team is placed fifth with 205.02 points, the men’s team is slotted second with 252.35 points, whereas the women’s team a lowly seventh out of eight teams with 99.27 points.
Chess, Team Round 3: The Indian men’s team defeat Kazakhstan 3-1 with Gukesh and Praggnanandhaa registering wins. Arjun Erigaisi and Pentala Harikrishna were held to draws. In the women’s section, India cruised past Indonesia 3.5-1.5. Koneru Humpy, Vantika Agarwal, and Harika Dronavalli won their respective matches, while R Vaishali played out a draw.
Badminton, Men’s Team Final: Mithun Manjunath goes down 12-21, 4-21. And with that goes down India’s hopes of winning a historic gold. China win the tie 3-2 after being 0-2 down. This, however, is India’s best-ever finish at the Asian Games and is also their first-ever medal since the 1986 edition.
Basketball, Women’s Preliminary Round Group A: India lose 53-111 to China, but finish second with two wins and one loss in the group and qualify for the quarter-finals.
Badminton, Men’s Team Final: Mithun Manjunath looking no match to Weng Hong Yang. The Indian trails 1-11 as the crowd get behind the Chinese shuttler. The writing is on the wall for India. Just a matter of time now.
Badminton, Men’s Team Final: Weng Hong Yang outplays Mithun Manjunath 21-12 in the first game of the decider. The Chinese are just a game away from dashing the Indian gold hopes.
Some intense discussions in the game break between the shuttler, Pullela Gopichand and Gurusai Dutt. Can Manjunath fight back?
Badminton, Men’s Team Final: Weng Hong Yang outplays Mithun Manjunath 21-12 in the first game of the decider. The Chinese are just a game away from dashing the Indian gold hopes.
Some intense discussions in the game break between the shuttler, Pullela Gopichand and Gurusai Dutt. Can Manjunath fight back?
Sepaktakraw, Women’s Quadrant Preliminary Group B: India lose 15-21, 14-21 in their second match of the day against China.
Athletics, women’s 100m hurdle final: It is SILVER for Jyothi Yarraji! An interesting turn of events. Chinese runner Yanni Wu has been disqualified and as a result, Yarraji who finished behind her takes the second position. A whirlwind last ten minutes for Yarraji. Phew!
Volleyball, Women’s Preliminary Round Pool A: India are beaten 9-25, 9-25, 9-25 by hosts China and finish at the bottom of the Pool after two games.
Badminton, Men’s Team Final: Mithun Manjunath is struggling in the middle. He has not been allowed to settle in by the Chinese shuttler, who leads 11-5 at the mid-game interval.
Athletics, women’s 100m hurdle final: BRONZE for Jyothi Yarraji! Or is it? There was a lot of drama in the race. Wu Yanni took off well before the buzzer went off. She is disqualified but so is Yarraji! The Indian is confused and so is everyone else. The replays show that Yarraji took off soon after Wu but also just before the other racers. The Chinese seems to be arguing for Yarraji with the officials. Both race under appeal nonetheless. Lin Yuwei finishes first just ahead of Wu with Yarraji taking bronze. We will have to wait a while to get the final result though.
Athletics, women’s discus throw: BRONZE for Seema Punia! The Incheon and Indonesia Asiads medalist gets one in Hangzhou as well. Her last throw was 56.47. Her best 58.62 which came in the fourth throw is also her season’s best.
Athletics, Women’s heptathlon: Bronze for Nandini Agasara! Medal no 50 for India at the Asian Games! Agasara wins the 800m race ahead of Ekaterina Voronina and compatriot Swapna Barman. Agasara, with a personal best 5712, pips Barman (5708 points) to clinch bronze by just four points! China’s Zheng Ninali wins gold with 6149 points while Voronina wins silver with 6056 points.
Athletics, women’s discus throw: Seema Punia fouls in her fifth attempt. Can she better her throw in the final and move from the bronze position?
Athletics, Men’s Long jump final: SILVER for Sreeshankar Murali ! He finishes with a best jump of 8.19. Records 8.00 in the final attempt. Jeswin Aldrin, however, finishes eighth. His last attempt recorded 6.55 with his best being 7.76.
Badminton, Men’s Team Final: Dhruv Kapila and Sai Pratheek, who has been thrown into the deep end, look completely clueless. They have no answers to the Chinese pair and surrender the first game 6-21.
Athletics, women’s discus throw: Seema Punia records 58.62 in her fourth throw. The Indian climbs up to the third position with this.
Badminton, Men’s Team Final, India 2-1 China: Sai Pratheek and Dhruv Kapila trail 2-11. The Chinese duo of Liu Yuchen and Ou Xuanyi proving to be too good for the Indians.
Athletics, men’s 1500m final: Double podium finish for the Indians! Ajay Kumar Saroj takes silver with 3:38.94 while Jinson Johnson takes bronze with 3:39.74. A great run towards the end from the Indians to overtake Abdirahman Hassan of Qatar and Zouhair Aouad of Bahrain.
Athletics, Men’s Long jump final: Both Sreeshankar and Jeswin foul with their fifth attempts.
Athletics, women’s discus throw: Much better from Seema Punia who records 57.47 in her third throw. She’s currently on the fourth spot.
Badminton, Men’s Team Final: Kidambi Srikanth does not recover from the first game loss. He looked a pale shadow of himself as Li Shi Feng raced to a 24-22, 21-9 win in straight games. The All England Champion has kept China alive in the contest with a win on demand.
As for India, this was their best chance to wrap up the gold. They now have a scratch pair of Dhruv Kapila and Sai Pratheek competing in the second men’s doubles tie, with Arjun MR out with injury. Remember, they don’t have HS Prannoy for the last match too. China have their nose in front, though they trail 1-2.
Athletics, Men’s Long jump final: Wow! Sreeshankar continues to hold the second position, records his best jump yet in his fourth attempt with 8.19. Meanwhile, Jeswin Aldrin records 7.72 in the fourth jump.
Athletics, women’s 1500m final: Harmilan Bains, take a bow! The Indian clocks a time of 4:12.74 and clinches silver in the women’s 1500m to win India’s fourth medal in athletics!
Badminton, Men’s Team Final: A bit of drop in intensity from Kidambi Srikanth and the chinese shuttler takes advantage. Li Shi Feng opens up a 11-7 lead in the second game. Nothing working in the Indian’s favour, he has been pushed into a corner.
Athletics, women’s discus throw: Seema Punia records 53.95 in her first throw. Not the best start.
Athletics, Women’s Discus throw: Incheon gold medalist and Indonesia bronze medalist Seema Punia is in action looking to make it to three straight Asian Games podiums.
Badminton, Men’s Team Final: Kidambi Srikanth fights hard, but falls short in the first game. Li Shi Feng comes from behind, saves two game points to take it 24-22. He keeps China afloat and throws his racquet in celebration. A demoralising blow this for Srikanth, who matched the Chinese shot for shot the entire game.
Can the former World No 1 bounce back to wrap up the match for India?
Athletics, Men’s Long jump final: Wow! Sreeshankar records 8.01 in his third jump to climb up to the second spot. Jeswin Aldrin records 7.76 in his third attempt and is currently on eighth.
Athletics, Men’s Shotput final: Tajinderpal Singh Toor is a two-time Asian Games champion! Clutch shooting from the Indian as he throws a massive 20.36m with his final throw to leapfrog into the lead! Liu Yang and Mohammed Tolo give it their all but cannot get past Toor! Two gold medals for India in athletics already!
Athletics, Men’s Shotput final: There’s your defending champion right there! Toor throws 20.06m and goes top of the list up until Daouda from Saudi Arabia throws his season’s best of 20.18m and snatches the top spot from the Indian. Sahib Singh is eighth after 18.18m and a foul in his fourth and fifth throws.
Badminton, Men’s Team Final: A very close start to the second men’s singles match of the tie. But Kidambi Srikanth does well to eke out an 11-10 lead at the mid-game break.
Athletics, Men’s Long jump final: Sreeshankar gets 7.87 in his second jump after a foul in the first attempt in the men’s long jump final. It takes him to the fourth spot while Aldrin marks a foul jump with his second attempt.
Athletics, Men’s Shotput final: Toor sends his gratitude up to the heavens as he registers a legal throw of 19.51m in his third try. Sahib Singh is in seventh place with his third throw at 17.90m.
Athletics, Men’s Long jump final: Jeswin Aldrin begins with a 7.75m jump with his first attempt. Sreeshankar starts with a foul jump. Whoa! Defending champion Wang Jianan lays down the marker with a massive 8.22m jump to take the lead!
Badminton, Men’s Team Final: Satwik/Chirag help India extend their lead. They win 21-15, 21-18 to push the Chinese firmly on the backfoot in their own den. They are elated. Off goes Chirag’s jersey and out comes that trademark Satwik dance moves. Pullela Gopichand can’t stop smiling in the sidelines. India lead 2-0 and are just a win away from the gold medal.
Athletics, Men’s Shotput final: Early signs of trouble for Toor as he fouls his second throw and is at the bottom of the leaderboard. Sahib Singh is in sixth place after his second throw of 17.79m.
Athletics, men’s 3000m steeplechase final: Avinash Sable is an Asian Games champion! India have their first athletics gold medal in Hangzhou! Sable led right from the start and ran a lonely, lonely race in front. He will not be complaining as he scorches the Games record to clinch gold with a time of 8:19.54.
Boxing: Would you believe it!? Nikhat Zareen loses by a 3:2 split decision against Chuthamat Raksat. It was a super close contest and both the boxers went all out in the last round but Raksat just did enough in the last two to impress the judges. A Nikhat Zareen loss after so long, this feels weird. She ends her Asian Games campaign with a bronze.
Athletics, Men’s Shotput final: In the first throw, Sahib Singh throws 17.78m while defending champion and Asian champion Tajinder Pal Singh Toor fouls his first throw. Toor currently holds the Games record at 20.75m and the Asian record at 21.77m, which is also his personal best.
Badminton, Men’s team final, India 1-0 China: Satwik and Chirag have had to work harder in the second game, but still take an 11-8 lead inter the interval.
Boxing: Another tough bout between the two, like it was at the World Championships quarters this year. But Raksat has been way more defensive. Extremely close this round.
Boxing: Nikhat takes the first minute to gauge her opponent’s plan today and the lands some solid left hooks. Raksat isn’t taking this lightly, evidently and has her counter-attack on. Nikhat takes the lead with three judges giving her 10s.
Athletics: A busy evening for the Indian athletics contingent! Nine events including eight finals are scheduled for tonight with Indian participating in all. Tajinderpal Singh Toor will be looking to defend his title in the men’s shot put with Sahib Singh looking to make it a double podium.
Sreeshankar M and Jeswin Aldrin will carry India’s hopes in the men’s long jump final as they aim to win their first Asian Games medals. Avinash Sable will be looking to win his first Asian Games medal when he participates in the 3000m steeplechase final.
Seema Punia will be looking to improve on her bronze medal finish from five years ago when she competes in the discus final. The men’s and women’s 1500m final will follow with Harmilan Bains, Deeksha, Jinson Jonson and Ajay Kumar Saroj in contention.
Swapna Barman and Nandini Agasara will compete in their final heptathlete event, the 800m race as they look to finish on the podium. The final event of the night will see Jyothi Yarraji and Nithya Ramraj looking to finish on the podium in the women’s 100m hurdles final.
Badminton, Men’s team final, India 1-0 China: Satwik and Chirag storm through the first game. There was a slight dip towards the end, but they comfortably hold to win the opening game 21-15.
Boxing: In action shortly will be Nikhat Zareen against Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat in the women’s 50kg semi-final. With a medal and Paris Olympics spot confirmed, one would expect the two-time World Champion to go into this bout with even little pressure. However, as she said earlier, her eye is on the gold. She has defeat Raksat in a close quarterfinal at the World Championships in March. Raksat is an experienced boxer and a multiple-time Worlds bronze medalist.
Badminton, Men’s team final, India 1-0 China: Powerful, confident, commanding display from Satwik-Chirag in the opening exchanges. They charge into a 11-4 lead in the first game.
Badminton, Men’s team final, India 1-0 China: At one stage in the third game, Lakshya Sen was trailing by five points. He then flipped the script and went on to power his way back into the game and secure the first match for India. He beats world No 6 Shi Yuqi 22-20, 14-21, 21-18.
Next up is world No 3 from India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty against world No 2 from China Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chang.
Badminton, Men’s team final, India vs China: Lakshya Sen has become a bit more error-prone in the third game, while Shi Yuqi has been patient before going for his shots. The Chinese player is up 11-7 at the third game interval.
Badminton, Men’s team final, India vs China: This one is going into the deciding game. Shi Yuqi wins the second game 21-14 against Lakshya Sen.
Squash: Anahat Singh and Abhay Singh also make it two in two for the day as they seal a 11-3, 11-2 win against Farhan Zaman and Sadia Gul of Pakistan in the Mixed Doubles Pool D match.
Badminton, Men’s team final, India vs China: Shi Yu Qi has a three-point lead at the interval in the second game. He’s up 11-8. Lakshya Sen had won the first game 22-20.
Badminton, Men’s team final, India vs China: Shi Yu Qi powered his way back into the game. But Lakshya Sen saved one game point and clinched the game 22-20 to go 1-0 up. A gripping start to this final.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 1-1 South Korea, FT: India and South Korea play out an engaging 1-1 draw. India just not at the same level as they were in their previous matches. Korea were the better side in the first half counter-attacking at will even as India failed to create many decent chances. India finally broke the Korean resistance late in the third quarter to a fortuitous goal from Navneet Kaur. The fourth quarter saw both teams down to 10 players for five minutes each but neither could take full advantage of it. Korea will be the happier side. India cannot afford to be wasteful like this in the semi-finals and, hopefully, the final.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 1-1 South Korea, Q4: Just as Navneet Kaur comes back on, South Korea go down to 10 players as Choi Su Ji fouls Salima Tete. That will be a five-minute yellow card.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 1-1 South Korea, Q4: Not a good start to the fourth quarter from India. Navneet Kaur is shown a harsh yellow card for a tackle while trying to break a Korean attack. India down to 10 for five minutes.
Badminton, Men’s team final, India vs China: Quick start from Lakshya Sen in the opening exchanges against Shi Yu Qi. He’s up 11-6 at the first break.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 1-1 South Korea, Q3: India are level! Another PC to India. Deep Grace Ekka’s flick takes a touch of a Korean defender’s thigh and goes to Navneet Kaur. The Indian has no time to react but the ball cannons off her stick and rolls towards goal. The defender at the post tries to scramble the ball away but it goes from between her legs and goes into goal. Korea review the goal as they believe that Ekka’s flick was dangerous but the TV umpire disagrees. India back in it!
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-1 South Korea, Q3: Superb 3D skills from Deepika to win a penalty corner. Salima Tete’s injection is slow and poor and Deep Grace Ekka tries to salvage something off it but ends up hitting with the back stick.
Badminton, Men’s team final, India vs China: This is the first time the Indians have secured a medal in the men’s team event since the 1986 Asian Games, and they’re gunning for gold. Ahead of them though, is a strong Chinese team, and the Indians are without HS Prannoy.
In the opening rubber of this best-of-three match tie, Lakshya Sen takes on world No 6 Shi Yu Qu. Then there is the titanic clash between world No 3 team of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty, and China’s world No 2 team of Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chang.
In the third match, Kidambi Srikanth faces world No 8 Li Shi Feng.
Should it come to it, the fourth match will be the men’s doubles match between world No 42 team of MR Arjun/Dhruv Kapila and world No 8 Liu Yu Chen and Ou Xuan Yi. The fifth rubber – the decider, if it comes to it, will be between world No 53 Mithun Manjunath and world No 20 Weng Hong Yang.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-1 South Korea, Q3: This has been a lacklustre performance from India today. They have been slower to react and a bit tentative on the ball at times. The forwards have also not been on fire in the circle today. Just one of those days, says former India captain Viren Rasquinha in the commentary.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-1 South Korea, Q3: Not a good start for India. The referee blows for an Indian foul on the edge of the circle. Monika believed that the foul was in India’s favour and plays a forward pass. The referee has no option but to award a penalty corner to South Korea. The Indians defend the PC.
Shooting, Men’s Trap Final: Yet another medal in shooting for India as Kynan Chenai wins bronze. He shoots a total of 32 out of 40 in the final to finish behind Kuwait’s Tala Alrashidi and China’s Qi Ying. This is Chenai’s second medal of the day after having won the team gold earlier today.
Chenai’s bronze medal effort also draws curtains on India’s campaign in shooting at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou.
Shooting, Men’s Trap Final: Kynan Chenai assured of yet another medal in Hangzhou. He was level at 29/35 with the Qatari shooter, but advances in the competition on countback. He is assured of atleast a bronze.
Archery, Women’s Recurve Qualification: Ankita Bhakat is the highest ranked Indian at the end of the qualification stage. She shot 649 to get into the 14th position, while Bhajan Kaur finished 18 with 640. Simranjeet Kaur also scored 640, but was placed in 19 position since she had lesser 10s and Xs (22-4 to 24-6) than Bhajan.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-1 South Korea, End of Q2: India with two good chances in the final two minutes of the half. Salima Tete does really well to win a PC. Deepika’s drag-flick is saved well by the keeper and India cannot capitalise on the rebound. Another chance goes begging late in the quarter as South Korea hold on to their lead.
Archery, Men’s Compound Qualification: Reigning World Champion Ojas Deotale finished third in the qualification round with a score of 709, just a spot ahead of compatriot Abhishek Verma, who scored 708. Rajat Chauhan meanwhile finished 16 with a score of 698, among the 64 competitors in the event.
Squash: Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu make it two out of two wins today as they beat Noor Zaman and Mehwish Ali 11-4, 11-1.
Mahesh Mangaonkar moves into the next round of the men’s singles event with a 11-8, 11-4, 11-2 win over Philippines’ Jonathan Reyes.
Shooting, Men’s Trap Final: Zoravar Sandhu finishes fifth with a score of 23/50. Kynan Chenai is down to fourth position with 25/50 and is on the brink of an elimination.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-1 South Korea, Q2: South Korea win their first penalty corner of the day. Udita is shown a green card and India have to defend the PC with only three outfield players. Cho Eunji’s hit from the PC is low and straight down goal but Savit sticks her boot out and saves it.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-1 South Korea, Q2: Sangita Kumari misses a big chance to bring India level. She does well to get on the end of a long hit into the circle. She’s 1v1 with the keeper who comes out and Sangita reverse hits it way above goal.
Shooting, Men’s Trap Final: Zoravar Sandhu survives the first elimination. He was level on the Kuwait shooter Almudhaf with a score of 21/25, but advances ahead on countback. Kynan Chenai is placed third with 22/25.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-1 South Korea, Q2: Penalty corner for India! Vandana intercepts the ball near the Korean 23m line. She feeds Lalremsiami but she is hounded by Korean defenders who take the ball away. Phalke wins the ball back and is on the goalline before squaring it back for Lalremsiami who is illegally impeded. Vandana’s deflection off Navneet Kaur’s slap hit is blocked behind by the Korean defender.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-1 South Korea, Q2: India need to keep possession and not be too adventurous with their passes as the Koreans are looking dangerous on the counter.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-1 South Korea, End of Q1: India stitching together some good moves towards the end of the quarter. Vaishnavi sprints down the left and finds Neha in the cirlce with a good pass. Neha takes one touch too many and Korea take the ball away. India win the ball back and from a hit from outside the circle, Vandana looks to deflect the ball towards goal but misses narrowly.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-1 South Korea, Q1: India concede for the first time in Hangzhou! Korea once again punish India on the counter and Udita makes matters worse. Hyejin is about to shoot when Udita stick checks her from behind and it’s a penalty stroke. Hyejin steps up and even though Savita guesses the right way, Hyejin slots it from below the diving Indian captain.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-0 South Korea, Q1: India come close now. Phalke does well to get past her defenders and square it to her teammates in front of goal. Vandana Katariya’s shot is a scuffed one but Lalremsiami looks to add some pace to it. The shot is saved by the keeper with Neha ready to put it in goal at the back post.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-0 South Korea, Q1: The match has settled down a bit now. India pressing high with Korea looking for opportunities on the counter. Vaishnavi Phalke has a crack from way outside the shooting circle but it doesn’t counter.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-0 South Korea, Q1: Korea come close from a counter once again! Captain Chon Eunbi has acres of space on the left and as soon as she reaches the circle, she lets go off a reverse hit which flies wide off goal. Her teammate was at the far post but the ball sailed over her.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India 0-0 South Korea, Q1: Both teams almost score inside two minutes! Korea counter with Cho Hyejin set free to attack Savita. Savita comes out to close down Hyejin but the Korean does well to shield the ball and make space for her and shoot from under Savita. Deep Grace Ekka is right in front of goal and stops it. At the other end, Sangita gets a chance but hits wide.
Hockey, women’s Pool A, India vs South Korea: The two unbeaten teams face off in what will be a battle for top spot in the pool. Korea have a winning record agains India in recent years but India have grown stronger since Tokyo. Should be a cracker of a match!
Canoeing, Women’s 500m Kayak Single: Soniya Devi finishes second in the semi-final with a timing of 2:16.435 and will compete in the final in two days.
Canoeing, Women’s Sprint 200m: Megha Pradeep finishes fourth in the semi-final with a timing of 55.406 and is eliminated.
Sepaktakraw, Men’s Quadrant Preliminary Group B: The Indian men begin their campaign with a 14-21, 16-21 loss to Japan in the group stage.
Shooting, Women’s Trap Final: Manisha Keer is the first shooter to be eliminated. She finishes with 16/25 to finish sixth in the competition. Nonetheless a good day for Keer, having bagged a silver medal in the team event earlier.
Shooting, Women’s Trap Final: Manisha Keer has hit just 12 out of her first 20 shots. She trails the Kazakh shooter by two and is in danger of an early exit from the competition. The eliminations start after 25 shots.
Shooting, Women’s Trap Final: Not an ideal start to the final for Manisha Keer, as she shoots only six out of the first 10 targets. She is placed last currently.
Boxing: What just happened!? In a massive comeback, Won Ungyong knocks out Jaismine in Round 2. Jaismine had the lead in Round 1. But the Korean was relentless in her attack against her and Jaismine could not recover. A standing eight count thrice! A loss that is going to be hard to recover from.
Boxing: Jaismine takes Round 1 on all five cards. Good start!
Boxing: In action shortly will be Jaismine in the women’s 60kg quarter-final against Won Ungyong from the People’s Republic of Korea. Can she confirm another medal for India?
Shooting, men’s individual trap: Kynan Chenai topped the men’s trap qualification field, with a score of 122. He has made it through to the final, as has second placed Zoravar Singh Sandhu with a score of 120. Prithviraj Tondaiman finished 11th with 119.
Archery, Recurve Women’s Individual Qualification Round: Prachi Singh, Simranjeet Kaur, Bhajan Kaur and Ankita Bhakat will be competing.
Archery, Compound Men’s Individual Qualification Round: Prathamesh Jawkar, Ojas Deotale, Abhishek Verma and Rajat Chauhan will be in action.
Boxing: With the win, Parveen Hooda also earns a medal for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Boxing: Parveen secures a medal as well! A good show from the female boxers continues. She moves to the semi-final after defeating Sitora Turdibekova by a 5-0 unanimous decision.
Boxing: Plenty of clinching from both boxers in Round 2 but Parveen manages to continue taking the lead. Takes it on all five cards.
Boxing: Parveen takes Round 1 on all five cards. A great start for the Indian.
Medals Tally: Three medals have come in today from the Indian contingent. Here’s a look at the overall standings as of 11.30 am IST.
Boxing: In action shortly will be Parveen against Uzbekistan’s Sitora Turdibekova in the women’s 57kg quarter-final. parveen, a 2022 Worlds bronze medallist must win this bout to become the third female Indian boxer to confirm a medal. It won’t be easy as Turdibekova is a World 2021 Youth Championships bronze medallist and a 2021 Asian Championships gold medalist.
Shooting, women’s individual trap: Manisha Keer qualifies for the final in fifth place with a score of 114. Preeti Rajak in ninth place misses out with her tally of 112, as does Rajeshwari Kumari, who finished in 11th place with a score of 111.
Golf, men’s event: The Indian men’s contingent end their campaign. Anirban Lahiri is tied 12 on 274, Khalin Joshi is tied 27 on 281, SSP Chawrasia is in 29th place with 2828, and Shubhankar Sharma is in 32nd position with 286. Together, the men’s team finishes seventh in the team standings.
Squash: Abhay Singh and Anahat Singh need only 15 minutes to win 11-7, 11-5 against Dalida and Pelino of the Philippines.
Later on in the day at 1.30pm, Pallikal and Sandhu will go up against Noor Zaman and Mehwish Ali of Pakistan.
Squash: Nice and easy does it for Abhay Singh and Anahat Singh as India take the opening game 11-7 against the Filipino pair. The mixed doubles match is a best of three game tie.
Shooting, Men’s Trap: The Indian team of Kynan Chenai, Zoravar Sandhu, and Prithviraj Tondaiman take home the gold with a score of 361 ahead of Kuwait.
Shooting, Women’s Trap: The Indian team of Manisha Keer, Rajeshwari Kumari, and Preeti Rajak win silver medal. They notched up a total score of 337 to finish behind China.
Golf, women’s event: Aditi Ashok becomes the first Indian woman to win a golf medal at the Asian Games, clincing the silver in the women’s individual event. Aditi started the fourth and final day of the contest in first place, with a seven-stroke lead over Thailand’s Arpichaya Yubol. But she did not have a good final day, as she let the lead slip and eventually finished with 271, two more than Yubol who clinched gold, and one less than bronze-medallist Yoo Hyunjo of South Korea.
That would be the only medal for Aditi, as she and Avani Prashanth and Pranavi URS finished fourth in the women’s team event.
Kurash: Aditya Sanjay Dhopaokar loses to Baiqara Hassan Rasooli of Afghanistan 0-10 in the men’s -81kg Round of 16.
Sepaktakraw, Women’s Quadrant Preliminary Group B: India lose 14-21, 16-21 in their group encounter against Laos.
Squash: An easy win for the duo of Pallikal and Sandhu who wrap up their opening mixed doubles encounter with a 11-2, 11-3 win against the Koreans in 22 minutes.
Later on at 10am, Abhay Singh and Anahat Singh will be up against Yvonne Alyssa Dalida and David William Pelino of the Philippines.
Golf, women’s event: Aditi Ashok started the day with a strong seven-stroke lead. But she’s had a rough day so far, and now she trails Thailand’s Arpichaya Yubol by one shot after 16 holes. Two more to go.
Equestrian, Eventing Cross Country Individual and Team: Ashish Limaye and Willy Be Dun are eliminated from the competition. Apurva Dabhade riding on Valtho Des Peulpliers ends the day at the fifth position, while Vikas Kumar astride Noreway Harry is 15th.
Archery, Women’s Compound Qualification: Jyothi Surekha Vennam tops the qualification round with a score of 704 - no other archer touched the 700 mark. Aditi Swami finishes fourth with 696, while Parneet Kaur (687) and Avneet Kaur (685) end up at 12th and 15th respectively.
Archery, Men’s Recurve Qualification: Atanu Das finishes as the top ranked Indian in the fourth position with a score of 678. Dhiraj Bommadevara shoots 675 and is seventh, while Tushar Shelke takes the 15th place with 669.
Athletics, women’s heptathlon: After the javelin throw, Swapna Barman climbs to fourth place while Nandini Agasara drops to fifth. The duo will be in a five-way battle for bronze with China’s Liu Jingyi and the Japanese pair of Karin Odama and Yuki Yamasaki in the final discipline, the 800m in the evening today
Shooting: At the end of the penultimate round in women’s skeet, the Indian team is placed third with a score of 267. Manisha Keer leads in individual competition for India with 91 shots on target in the fifth position.
Rollerskating, Men’s 1000m Sprint Final: Vikram Ingale finishes fifth with 1:29.952s, while Aryanpal Ghuman comes home eighth clocking 1:30.466s. Ingale led the race for a brief while, before tapering off towards the end.
Squash: After the team events ended yesterday where India won gold in the men’s and bronze in the women’s events, we continue with singles and doubles events from today.
First up in action for India is the duo of Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, both of whom did not play the medal matches in their respective team events.
Pallikal and Sandhu are facing South Korea’s Eum Hwayeong and Yoo Jaejin.
Golf, women’s event: Aditi Ashok’s lead has been cut down to two strokes now with five holes to go. The Indian is on 248, just two better than second placed Thai golfer Arpichaya Yubol. Meanwhile, the Indian team – Ashok, Avani Prashanth and Pranavi Sharath – have slipped down to fourth place in the team event.
Rollerskating, Women’s 1000m Sprint Final: A credible show from India’s Karthika Jagadeeswaran as he finishes fifth in the competition, clocking 1:40.395s.
Athletics, men’s 200m heat: Amlan Borgohain finishes third in heat 4 with a time of 21.08s to qualify for the semi-finals which will be held later in the evening.
Rollerskating, Men’s Speed Skating 1000m: India’s Vikram Ingale and Aryanpal Ghuman have advanced to the Final. While Ingale clocked 1:26:100s in Semifinal Group 2 to finish third, Ghuman finished behind him with 1:26.222s.
Shooting: The Indian men’s skeet team is placed second after the fourth round. Zoravar Sandhu has climbed up to third position in the individual section with a perfect 25. He is ahead of Kynan Chenai on countback.
Equestrian, Eventing Cross Country Individual and Team: Apurva Dabhade on Valtho Des Peulpliers is placed third with 29.60 penalty points, while Vikas Kumar astride Noreway Harry is 11th with 41.20 penalty points. Ashish Limaye riding on Willy Be Dun is yet to perform.
Golf, Men’s Individual and Team: Anirban Lahiri climbs up six spots to be tied 11th. SSWP Chawrasia and Hitesh Joshi are down to T27. The Indian team is placed T7.
Athletics, women’s 200m heat: Jyothi Yarraji misses out on a place in the final! Yarraji’s time of 23.78s is not enough for her to qualify as one of the two next best finishers. China’s Guifen Huang with 23.54s and Vietnam’s Thi Nhi Yen Tran with 23.74s qualify for the final ahead of Yarraji.
Archery, Women’s Compound Qualification: Jyothi Surekha Vennam leads the chart at the halfway mark with a score of 355. World champion Aditi Swami is ninth at 346. Parneet (343) and Avani (340) are 13th and 19th respectively.
Archery, Men’s Recurve Qualification: India’s Dhiraj Bommadevara (344) and Atanu Das (344) are third and fourth respectively at the half way mark. Tushar Shelke is 12th with a score of 335.
Canoeing, Women’s 500m Kayak Single: Soniya Devi finishes fourth with a timing of 2:17.351s. She is through to semi-finals
Athletics, women’s heptathlon, long jump: Agasara and Barman better their marks with their final jumps. Agasara posts 5.94m to finish third while Barman posts 5.71m to finish seventh. Barman unhappy with her attempt as she did not utilise the whole of the jumping board. After the long jump events, Agasara climbs to third while Barman stays sixth.
Golf, women’s event: At the end of 10 holes, leader Aditi Ashok has a three-stroke lead over Thailand’s Arpichaya Yubol, and a five-stroke lead over third placed Lin Xiyu of China. Pranavi URS is Tied 11 and Avani Prashanth is 19th.
Canoeing, Women’s Sprint 200m: India’s Megha Pradeep clocks 56.705s to finish fifth in Heat 1. She moves into semi-finals.
Athletics, women’s 200m heat: Jyothi Yarraji finishes third in the women’s 200m heat 1 with a time of 23.78s and misses out on an automatic qualification spot. She’ll have to wait to see if she qualifies as one of the two next best finishers.
Athletics, women’s 200m heat: India’s Jyothi Yarraji will be in action in the women’s 200m heats. Yarraji will also be in action later in the evening in the 100m hurdles final
Athletics, women’s heptathlon, long jump: Agasara does not better her best jump, registering 5.77m with her second. Barman fails to take off and is anguished. The defending champion under huge pressure now. With leader Zheng Ninali jumping over 6m, Agasara drops to third while Barman drops to sixth.
Archery, Women’s Compound Qualification: Besides, the women’s compound qualification rounds also starts at the Fuyang Yinhu Sports Centre. Reigning world champion Aditi Ashok, veteran Jyothi Surkeha Vennam, and Parneet Kaur, and Avneet Kaur are in contention for India.
Archery, Men’s Recurve Qualification: The Indian archers start their campaign in Hangzhou with the men’s recurve stars in action up first. The Indian challenge in the competition will be led by breakout star Dhiraj Bommadevara, veteran Atanu Das, and the young Tushar Prabhakar Shelke. Qualification rounds in archery are just for deciding the seedings of the archers before heading into individual knockout rounds.
Athletics, women’s heptathlon, long jump: Agasara comes up with a season’s best jump of 5.91m with her first attempt! That puts her in second place behind Uzbekistan’s Ekaterina Voronina who jumped 5.95m. Barman jumps from the end of the jumping board and registers a 5.63m jump and she does not look really pleased about it. Agasara is second while Barman is joint fourth.
Shooting, Skeet Individual: In the men’s section, Kynan Chenai and Zorawar Sandhu are placed well to qualify for the final with two rounds left. On the other hand, in the women’s section Preeti Rajak – placed sixth, is the only one in contention. Top six shooters at the end of the qualification rounds make it to the final.
Shooting, Skeet Finals: In what is the final day of shooting competitions in Hangzhou, Indian shooters are well placed to bag more medals. The men’s skeet team start their day placed second behind Kuwait, while the women’s team is placed joint third.
Golf, Men’s Individual and Team: Anirban Lahiri is the top placed Indian at tied 13. SSP Chawrasia and Hitesh Joshi are tied 19th. The Indian team is placed tied fifth. All of them look virtually out of the medal race.
Golf, Women’s Individual and Team: Aditi Ashok continues to lead the individual ranks with just four more holes to play in the competition. She did have a bogey – her first in Hangzhou, with the third hole today but continues to enjoy a 7-shot lead over Thailand’s Yubol Arpichaya. Pranavi URS is tied 11th currently, while Avani Prashanth is 19th. The Indian team is placed second behind Thailand by seven shots.
Medal Tally: Here’s what it looks like at the start of Day 8. India are in fourth place in the medal tally with 38 medals – 10 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze. How much will that tally change by today?
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At the close of play on Saturday, the Indian contingent had so far won 38 medals across competitions. That tally included 10 gold medals, 14 silver and just as many bronze. It kept India fourth in the overall leaderboard behind China, Japan and South Korea.
There will be more medals in the offing on Sunday, including a possible gold medal in the men’s team badminton event, where India play China in the final.
The Indian archers, who have had a good season, will be in action in the individual qualification rounds, while Tajinderpal Singh Toor (in men’s shot put), long jumpers Sreeshankar Murali and Jeswin Aldrin, steeplechaser Avinash Sable, and many more, will be competing in athletics.
And of course, Nikhat Zareen will be in action in the boxing semi-final.
Stay tuned for all the action on Day 8 of the Asian Games!
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