India’s 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary shot his way to a stunning gold medal while 29-year-old debutant Abhishek Verma won bronze in the men’s 10m air pistol on the third day of the Asian Games. Both shooters were competing in their first senior final.
This is the first time in Asian Games history that two Indian shooters have finished on the podium in the same event.
Meanwhile, Veteran rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput turned in a steady display to win a silver medal in a roller-coaster men’s 50m rifle 3-positions final. The 37-year-old scored a total of 452.7 points to clinch India’s third medal of the day.
The women’s hockey team narrowly missed bettering their all-time Asian Games record with a 21-0 win against Kazakhstan.
In tennis, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan entered men’s doubles quarter-finals. Ankita Raina qualified for the quarter-finals in women’s singles
In kabaddi, Indian men beat Thailand 49-30 to enter semi-finals. The women, too, reached the last-four after beating Indonesia 54-22.
Dattu Baban Bhokanal qualified for final round while the men’s lightweight four team also made it to the title race in rowing.
In men’s freestyle swimming, Virdhawal Khade missed a medal by one hundredth of a second, finishing fourth with a timing of 22.47sec.
Indian women’s team, in volleyball, lost 0-3 to Vietnam in Pool B preliminary match.
In handball, Indian women’s team lost 19-49 to North Korea in final Group A match to bow out of competition.
Dipa Karmakar, in gymnastics, failed to qualify for finals of her pet vault event but made the balance beam finals with a seventh place in the qualifying round.