Hangzhou: The men’s 10m air pistol team continued India’s success story at the Asian Games 2023 here on Thursday, winning the gold medal with two shooters also advancing to the individual finals. The team of Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Singh Cheema and Shiva Narwal defeated the Chinese team by a narrow margin to clinch the top podium and give India its fourth gold medal in the shooting range.
With Thursday’s success, Indian shooters have so far won four gold, four silver and five bronze medals. The Indian trio’s total score of 1734 was just one better than the Chinese team, which won the silver medal, while Vietnam won the bronze medal with a score of 1730.
Sarabjot and Arjun also made it to the final of the eight shooters and will also be in contention for individual medals.
of M.pur Roshibina Devi Naorem Had to be satisfied with silver medal in women’s 60 kg wushu
M.pur’s Roshibina Devi Naorem won a silver medal for India in the women’s 60 kg wushu event at the Asian Games 2023. She missed the chance to win the gold after losing 2–0 to her Chinese rival Xiaowei Wu in the final.
However, Roshibina has upgraded her medal color from bronze, which she won at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games. Roshibana Devi lived up to Indian expectations as she entered the Wushu 60kg final on Wednesday and assured India of another medal.
Facing a tough challenge in the form of Vietnam’s Thi Thu Nguyen, Roshibana emerged victorious with a final score of 2-0 in favor of the Indian. She performed brilliantly in the quarterfinals, leaving Kazakhstan’s Aiman Karshayga behind.
In the last edition of the Asian Games, India’s 13-member Wushu contingent returned with four bronze medals.
Indian women’s badminton team reaches quarter-finals
The Indian women’s badminton team defeated Mongolia 3-0 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Asian Games Team Championship. In a clash between two one-sided sides, it was two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu who started the day with a 21-3 21-3 win over Myagmartseren Ganbaatar in the first singles.
In the second singles, Ashmita Chaliha registered a 21-2, 21-3 win over Kherlen Darkhanbaatar, before Anupama Upadhyay registered an impressive 21-0, 21-2 win against Khulngu Baatar in the third singles.
India will face strong Thailand in the quarter-finals. With former world champion Ratchanok Intanon, world no. 12 Pornpawee Chochuwong and world no. With 17 Sup.da Katethong in their ranks, India will have a tough task in taming the Thailand team.