Celebrating India’s Sporting Heroes: Names and Achievements of Indian Medalists at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China
The 19th Asian Games 2023 commenced with grandeur in Hangzhou on September 23, 2023, marking a significant moment in the sporting world. This edition of the Games had been postponed by a year due to the prevailing COVID-19 restrictions in China, underscoring the global challenges faced in hosting such a massive sporting event. The Indian contingent, comprising over 650 exceptional athletes, eagerly took the stage, poised to make their nation proud and demonstrate their prowess on the international sporting stage.
Looking back at the previous edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta in 2018, India delivered a stellar performance, amassing a remarkable haul of 70 medals, including an impressive 16 gold medals. Fast forward to the current edition in Hangzhou, and India has continued to shine. As of Day 5 of the competition, Indian athletes have already secured 24 medals, further establishing their prowess on the continental stage. Among these, 6 are gold, 8 are silver, and 10 are bronze, setting the stage for a promising campaign and aiming to surpass their previous achievements.
🚨 6th GOLD MEDAL FOR INDIA
Gold medal in 10m Air Pistol event (Shooting) in Asian Games 2023. pic.twitter.com/yAoWJYh3V2
— Indian Tech & Infra (@IndianTechGuide) September 28, 2023
Here is the distinguished list of medal winners who brought glory to India at the Asian Games 2023:
– Women’s 10m air rifle team – Shooting – Silver
– Men’s lightweight double sculls – Rowing – Silver
– Men’s pair – Rowing – Bronze
– Men’s Eight – Rowing – Silver
– Ramita Jindal – Women’s 10m air rifle – Shooting – Bronze
– Men’s 10m air rifle team – Shooting – Gold
– Men’s four – Rowing – Bronze
– Men’s quadruple – Rowing – Bronze
– Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar – Men’s 10m air rifle – Shooting – Bronze
– Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol team – Shooting – Bronze
– Indian women’s T20 team – Cricket – Gold
– Neha Thakur – Girl’s Dinghy (ILCA4) – Sailing – Silver
– Eabad Ali – Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X – Sailing – Bronze
– Dressage team – Equestrian – Gold
– Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions team – Shooting – Silver
– Women’s 25m pistol team – Shooting – Gold
– Sift Kaur Samra – Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions – Shooting – Gold
– Ashi Chouksey – Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions – Shooting – Bronze
– Men’s skeet team – Shooting – Bronze
– Vishnu Saravanan – Men’s dinghy ICLA7 – Sailing – Bronze
– Esha Singh – Women’s 25m pistol – Shooting – Silver
– Anantjeet Singh Naruka – Men’s skeet – Shooting – Silver
– Naorem Roshibina Devi – Women’s 60kg – Wushu – Silver
– Men’s 10m Air Pistol Team – Shooting – Gold
These exceptional athletes showcased their talent, determination, and resilience, contributing to India’s splendid performance at the Games.
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“Making history at the 19th Asian Games, India has achieved remarkable milestones that echo through the annals of sports. For the very first time in the storied history of the Asian Games, India clinched gold medals in two distinct disciplines: air rifle shooting and women’s cricket. These victories stand as a testament to the unwavering dedication, talent, and resilience of our athletes. The entire nation celebrates this momentous achievement and stands united in support of our competitors as they continue to strive for excellence. We eagerly anticipate the continued success of these determined athletes as they compete on the grandest stage, showcasing their extraordinary abilities to the world.
🚨 India has won two gold and four bronze medals on day 2 of Asian Games 2023. pic.twitter.com/pX9iReEons
— Indian Tech & Infra (@IndianTechGuide) September 25, 2023
Additionally, the Asian Games in Hangzhou witnessed a 41-year drought that ended with India’s triumph in equestrian sports. The Indian equestrian team comprised of Anush Agarwalla (Etro), Hriday Vipul Chheda (ChemXPro Emerald), Divyakriti Singh (Adrenalin Firfod), and Sudipti Hajela (Chinski) galloped their way to victory, securing India’s third gold medal in these Games. This historic win not only honours the rich tradition of equestrian sports in our country but also exemplifies the spirit of determination and perseverance that defines our athletes. It is a moment of pride and inspiration for all, and we eagerly look forward to more such glorious feats in the days to come.”
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