Leaders Online Desk: Indian runners hit the runway at the Asian Games today, Monday (October 2). In the 4X400m mixed relay event, the Indian quartet of Mohammad Ajmal, Vithya Ramraj, Rajesh Ramesh and Subha Venkatesan won the bronze medal after finishing third in the final. With this, India’s number of medals has increased to 60, in which the number of bronze medals has reached 24.
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Silver medal for women’s long jumper NC Sojan
Indian women’s long jumper NC Sojan won the silver medal at the Asian Games with a personal best of 6.63m.
Silver and bronze medals in women’s 3000m steeplechase
India’s 3000m steeplechase runner Avinash Sable created history by winning the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games (Asian Games 2023) on Sunday. Then, on Monday, the Indian women players dominated the field in the same tournament. Parul Chaudhary (time : 9 minutes 27.63 seconds) bagged the silver medal while Priti Lamba (time : 9 minutes 43.32 seconds) clinched the bronze medal.
India ranked fourth in the medal standings
India remains fourth in the medal tally with 13 gold, 23 silver and 24 bronze medals. Aiming for ‘100 medals this year’, the Indian athletes continued their brilliant performance at the Hangzhou Asian Games in China. Day 9 of the 19th Asian Games started today with 3 bronze medals. First the Indian women’s team won the bronze medal in speed skating, followed by the men’s team as well. After this, bronze medal was also won in women’s doubles table tennis. In table tennis, the pair of Sutirth and Ahika Mukherjee had to settle for a bronze medal after facing defeat in the semi-finals. The Indian pair lost to Korea 4-3.
Bronze medal in 3000m relay race in skating
The women’s team of Sanjana Bhatula, Karthik Jagadeeswaran, Hiral Sadhu and Aarti Kasturi won the bronze medal in the 3000m relay race in roller skating. While in men’s 3000m speed skating, India’s team of Aryanpal, Anandkumar, Siddhant and Vikram finished third and won the bronze medal.
In the last match of the group stage in men’s hockey, India defeated Bangladesh and entered the semi-finals. While in women’s kabaddi, Indian women’s team’s match against Chinese Taipei ended in a draw. Kidambi Srikanth in badminton singles and Satwik Sairaj, Ranki Reddy and Chirag Shetty in doubles have reached the next round with victory. In mixed doubles badminton, the pair of Krishna Prasad and Tanisha Krasto defeated the Macau pair to enter the last 16.