Neeraj Chopra won another gold for his country on day 11 at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
India on Day 11
Indian athletes Manju Rani and Ram Baboo took India’s medal tally to 70, winning the 35km Race Walk Mixed Team bronze medal on day 11 of the Hangzhou Asian Games. They clocked a combined time of 5:51:14. With this medal, they equalled India’s best-ever medal tally from the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
The first gold medal of the day came when Indian archers Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Deotale won 159-158 against the Republic of Korea’s So Chaewon and Joo Jaehoon in the Mixed Team Compound Archery final. Courtesy to this medal, India surpassed their best Asian Games medal count record in a single edition.
Indian Mixed Doubles Squash pair Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Pal Singh beat Hong Kong China’s Lee Ya Ki and Wong Chi Him 7-11, 11-7, 11-9 in the semi-final. However, Anahat Singh and Abhay Singh failed to make it an all-Indian final, losing 8-11, 11-2, 11-9 against Aifa Binti Azman and Mohammad Syafiq of Malaysia in the semi-final. Thus, they settled for the Mixed Doubles bronze medal at the 19th Asian Games.
The reigning world champion boxer Lovlina Borgohain won the silver medal in the Women’s 75kg final. She lost by 5:0 on points against China’s Li Qian. The other medal in Boxing came when 23-year-old Parveen Hooda added a fourth boxing bronze to India’s medal tally. She suffered a 5:0 defeat on points against Lin Yu Ting in the women’s 57kg semi-final.
The first medal in Boxing came when Sunil Kumar bagged the Greco-Roman 87kg bronze medal bout. He won 2-1 against Kyrgyzstan’s Atabek Azisbekov.
The first medal in Athletics came when Harmilan Bains won the silver medal in the women’s 800m Race clocking 2:03.75. The 25-year-old Indian athlete had also bagged the 1500m silver at Hangzhou on Sunday. The Indian Women’s 4x400m relay team, featuring Vithya Ramraj, Aishwarya Mishra, Prachi and Subha Venkatesan, won the silver medal at the Asian Games 2023. Another silver came when Avinash Sable won the Men’s 5000m silver medal as he clocked 13:21.09 in the final. This is Avinash’s second medal after his 3000m Steeplechase gold.
It was a 1-2 finish for India in the Men’s Javelin Throw. Reigning world champion Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal with a season-best throw of 88.88m. While his first three throws did not breach the 85m mark, Neeraj threw his fourth career-best throw to successfully defend his title. Kishore Kumar Jena shattered his personal best, twice, to win the silver medal with a throw of 87.54m.
The Men’s 4x400m Relay team also clinched the gold medal at the 19th Asian Games. Muhammad Anas Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Ajmal Variyathodi and Rajesh Ramesh clocked a time of 3:01.58 in the final.
Highlights of day 11
Eunice Chebichii Paul Chumba of Bahrain took the gold in the Women’s Marathon. Zhang Deshun of China won the silver and Trofimova Sardana of Kyrgyzstan the bronze. In the Men’s Marathon final, He Jie and Yang Shaohui of China took the gold and bronze respectively, and DPR Korea’s Han Ilryong claimed the silver.
Bahrain’s distance-runner Birhanu Yemataw Balew clinched his second gold at Hangzhou Asian Games by winning the Men’s 5000m in a new Games record time of 13:17.40s. He followed his triumph in the 10000m Race four days ago. Bahrain also emerged victorious in the Women’s 4×400m Relay, setting a new Asian Games record of 3:27.65s.
China took gold in both Men’s and Women’s Dragon Boat 500m Grand Final. The host nation also completed a clean sweep of 10 gold medals in Diving at Hangzhou Asian Games.
Medal Table as on October 4
|1||People’s Republic of China||171||94||51||316|
|3||Republic of Korea||33||45||70||148|
|10||Hong Kong (China)||7||15||28||50|