India’s Fouaad Mirza scripted history as he became the first Indian to win an individual medal in the equestrian event since 1982 at the Asian Games. Fouaad topped the dressage and cross-country qualifiers with a score of 22.40. He was a favourite in the jumping finals. There he scored 26.40 to seal the silver medal position in the three-day Jumping Individual competition.
The last individual medal in Eventing came in 1982 when Raghubir Singh won the gold. The silver and bronze also went to the Indians – to Ghulam Mohammed Khan and Prahlad Singh respectively.
India also won a silver in the Jumping Final Team with a combined score of 121.30. The team comprised of Mirza, Jitender Singh, Akash Malik and Rakesh Kumar.