While shooters continued their good run, there was silver in Tennis and bronze in Squash and Athletics for India on Day 6 of the Hangzhou Asian Games.
India on Day 6
India’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men’s team of Aishwary Pratap Tomar, Swapnil Kusale and Akhil Sheoran clinched the gold medal with a new world record of 1769. They surpassed the USA’s previous record by eight points. Later, Aishwary clinched silver in the individual event of 50m Rifle 3 Positions. This was his 4th medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Scripting history for India, Palak Gulia and Esha Singh competed with each other for the top podium finish at 10m Air Pistol Women’s Individual event. Palak shot 242.1 in the finals to win gold while Esha secured her silver. Earlier, Palak and Esha along with Divya Thadigol son the silver in 10m Air Rifle Team event. with a total of 1731 points.
In Tennis, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni settled for the Men’s doubles silver medal. They lost to the unseeded Chinese Taipei pair of Jason Jung and Yu-hsiou Hsu 6-4, 6-4 in the final.
Highlights of Day 6
Japan’s Yuko Takahashi made history on Saturday by becoming the first athlete to win consecutive Asian Games gold medals in the Women’s Triathlon. She maintained a commanding lead throughout the race, ultimately winning it in 2:01:04 seconds.
Republic of Korea’s Jeong Byeonghee clinched gold in the Men’s Speed Skating 10000m Points-Elimination Race. Chinese Taipei’s Shih Pei-Yu bagged gold in the Women’s Speed Skating 10000m Point-Elimination Race on the same day.
Medal Table as on September 29
|1||People’s Republic of China||105||63||32||200|
|3||Republic of Korea||26||28||48||102|
|7||Hong Kong (China)||5||13||18||36|
|9||Islamic Republic of Iran||3||10||10||23|
|10||Democratic People’s Republic of Korea||3||6||4||13|