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Hangzhou Asian Games- On day 10, India acquires two gold medals in Athletics

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Parul Chaudhary and Annu Rani had won gold for India on day 10 as India continued to break the medal tally record at the Hangzhou Asian Games.

India on Day 10

The first medal on day 10 for India was won by Arjun Singh and Sunil Singh Salam in Men’s Canoe Double 100m.They clocked 3:53.329 to secure India’s second Canoe medal in Asian Games history. Johnny Rommel and Siji Kumar Sadanandan won a bronze at the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima in the same event.

The twenty-fifth bronze for the country came when Preeti Pawar won it in 54kg category of Boxing. Preeti also assured a plae in next year’s Paris Olympics by reaching the semi finals. On the other hand, Lovlina Borgohain, the reigning world champion, made it to the gold medal match on her Asian Games debut while securing an Olympic quota for India. The first medal in Men’s Boxing came in+92kg category when Narender Berwal won bronze. This is his second at the Asian Games.
 
Indian athlete Parul Chaudhary clocked 15:14.75 in the Women’s 5000m final to win gold at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Parul had also clinched a silver medal in the Women’s 3000m Race. The other gold medal came as India’s Annu Rani majestically threw her javelin to a distance of 62.92m. 
 
A superb silver was earned by Mohammed Afsal in Men’s 800m Race. He clocked 1:48.43 to win the medal. There was another silver for the day when Tejaswin Shankar clinched it in Men’s Decathlon with a cumulative score of 1974, a new national record.
 
Vithya Ramraj secured bronze medal in Women’s 400m Hurdles with a timing of 55.68s. In the heat, she had equalled PT Usha’s 400m Hurdles national record, which was set in 1984, with a personal best effort of 55.52s. Praveen Chithravel won bronze in Men’s Triple Jump with a leap of 16.68m.

Highlights of Day 10

Hangzhou Asian Games Cycling Road competition kicked off on day 10 with Kazakhstan’s Alexey Lutsenko successfully defending his title in the Men’s Individual Time Trial. finished with a time of 48:5.75. The Women’s Individual Time Trial was won by Olga Zabelinskaya of Uzbekistan claimed the gold medal with a remarkable time of 24:35.99.

China swept the Men’s and Women’s 4x100m Relay gold medals. The Chinese quartet of Chen Guanfeng, Xie Zhenye, Yan Haibin and Chen Jiapeng achieved a season-best time of 38.29 seconds to win the Men’s 4x100m Relay final. In the Women’s 4x100m event, Liang Xiaojing, Wei Yongli, Yuan Qiqi and Ge Manqi clocked a winning time of 43.39 for China.

22-year old Indonesian Olympic champion Rahmat Erwin Abdullah clinched the gold in the Men’s 73kg event on day 10 of the Hangzhou Asian Games. Abdullah created a world record of 201kg in the Clean and Jerk in the course of his win.

China dominated the day with 14 gold medals, with the biggest haul coming from Canoe Sprint, where they secured five golds on the final day of the discipline. China’s medal count reached to 161 gold, 90 silver, and 46 bronze medals. Japan is second with 33 gold medals and Republic of Korea is third with 32 gold. 

Medal Table as on October 3

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 People’s Republic of China 161 90 46 297
2 Japan 33 47 50 130
3 Republic of Korea 32 42 65 139
4 India 15 26 28 69
5 Uzbekistan 14 15 21 50
6 Chinese Taipei 12 10 18 40
7 Thailand 10 11 19 40
8 DPR Korea 7 10 6 23
9 Bahrain 7 1 4 12
10 Hong Kong (China) 6 15 24 45

 

 
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