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Hangzhou Asian Games- On day 1, Indians bag 5 medals; China’s Wushu athletes dominate

Indians on Day 1 of Hangzhou Asian Games

On Day 1 of Hangzhou Asian Games, India bagged five medals- three silver and two bronze. China won the first gold of this Asian Games.

Indians on Day 1

Ramita Jindal, Mehuli Ghosh and Ashi Chouksey on Day 1 of Hangzhou Asian Games
Ramita Jindal, Mehuli Ghosh and Ashi Chouksey

The first medal for India was won by Shooting trio of Ramita Jindal, Mehuli Ghosh and Ashi Chouksey. They earned a silver medal in the 10m Air Rifle Women’s Team event with a score of 1886.0. Meanwhile, China won the gold medal by breaking the five-year-old Asian record. The Chinese team comprising Han Jiayu, Huang Yuting and Wang Zhilin scored a total of 1896.6. Mongolia won the bronze medal with a total score of 1880.

Ramita jindal on Day 1 of Hangzhou Asian Games
Ramita Jindal after her bronze medal win

Ramita Jindal, India’s 19-year-old shooter, continued her good run as she clinched bronze in 10m Air Rifle Women’s Individual event. Her compatriot, Mehuli Ghosh narrowly missed out on a podium finish, finishing fourth. China’s Huang Yuting and Han Jiayu won the gold and silver medals respectively.

Rowing medals on Day 1 of Hangzhou Asian GamesOur Rowing teams
Rowing teams with their medals

Army men Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind gave India the first Rowing medal when they won a silver in Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls with a timing of 06:28:18. Babu Lal Yadav and Lekh Ram clinched bronze in Men’s Coxless Pair with a stellar time of 06:50:04. The Men’s Rowing team of Neeraj, Naresh, Neetish, Charanjeet, Jaswinder, Bheem, Punit and Ashish won silver in Men’s Coxed Eight.

Highlights of Day 1

Zou Jiaqi and Qiu Xiuping

Zou Jiaqi and Qiu Xiuping of China claimed the first gold medal of the Hangzhou Asian Games as they won the Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls at Fuyang Water Sports Centre. Uzbekistan secured silver, while Indonesia claimed the bronze medal.

Tokyo Olympic champion Wang Shun of China won the Men’s 200m Individual Medley at Hangzhou Asian Games, setting a new Asian record of 1:54.62 seconds. “A gold medal and an Asian record, all my efforts paid off,” remarked Wang after his win.

Tong Xin

Chinese athletes dominated the first day of Wushu tournament at Hangzhou Asian Games with two gold medals. Sun Peiyuan won gold in the Men’s Changquan and Tong Xin secured the top position in the Women’s Taijiquan and Taijijian All-round.

The Republic of Korea dominated the Taekwondo court on the inaugural day. Kang Wan-jin clinched gold in the Men’s Individual Poomsae while Cha Yea-eun won the Women’s event.

Modern pentathletes Zhang Mingyu of China defended her Asian Games gold by winning with 1,406 points. In the men’s competition, Jun Woong-tae retained his title with a score of 1,508 points.

Sheng Lihao

of China set a new world record with 253.3 points in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle Individual event.

Japanese athlete Kusaki Hinano clinched gold in the Women’s Park Final, while Chinese athletes Li Yujuan and Mao Jiasi won silver and bronze respectively.

Chinese athlete Li Hongfeng won gold in the Women’s Mountain Bike Race. Her compatriot, Ma Caixia, took silver while Islamic Republic of Iran’s athlete Faranak Partoazar claimed bronze.

E Sports

Esports, that made its debut as a medal event this year, kicked off its first competitions. A total of 476 athletes will compete over nine days, involving 219 matches, and seven gold medals to be awarded across seven game titles.

Medal Table as on September 24

  Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 People’s Republic of China 20 7 3 30
2 Republic of Korea 5 4 5 14
3 Japan 2 7 5 14
4 Hong Kong, China 2 0 5 7
5 Uzbekistan 1 3 3 7
7 India 0 3 2 5
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