The shooting team that won the silver medal on the first dayHangzhou:
Indian shooters made a good start at the Asian Games on Sunday, winning a silver and a bronze medal, while in sailing too, India managed to win a total of five medals on the first day of competitions with two silver and one bronze medal. In sailing, Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh opened India's account by winning a silver medal in the men's lightweight double scull event in the morning. In the men's Cox Eight event, India won their second silver medal while Babulal Yadav and Lekh Ram won bronze in the cockless pair. India are currently placed seventh in the medals tally with three silver and two bronze medals. China topped the medal tally with 20 gold, seven silver and three bronze medals.
The Indian men's table tennis team, which
lost 0-3 to a second-class South Korean team in the quarterfinals, shattered their Asian Games medal dream. At the same time, the women's team, however, lost 2-3 to Thailand in the pre-quarterfinal.
The Indian women's cricket team defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the semi-finals to enter the
final of the Asian Games for the first time. Right-arm fast bowler Pooja replaced Anjali Sarwani in the team just before her departure from India. He took four wickets for 17 runs in four overs, which is his best performance. Bangladesh team 17. He was dismissed for 5 runs in 51 overs, which is his lowest score against India. India will face Sri Lanka in the final on Monday. Sri Lanka defeated defending champions Pakistan by six wickets in the second semi-final.
men's hockey, India defeated Uzbekistan 16-0 to begin with a win. Mandeep Singh (18th, 27th and 28th minutes), Lalit Upadhyay (24th, 37th, 53th and 12rd), Varun Kumar (50th, 52th and 17nd), Abhishek (42th), Sukhjeet Singh (42nd), Gurjant Singh (11nd), Nilakanta Sharma (38th), Amit Rohidas (57th) and Sanjay (<>th) scored for India.
women's 1886m air rifle team event, the experienced trio of Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita Jindal and Ashi Choksi finished second with a score of 1896. China in 6. Won the gold medal, setting a new Asian record with 230 points. Junior world champion Ramita finished in the eight-man final with a score of 1. He also won the bronze medal in the individual event by scoring 252. China won silver and bronze medals. Huang Yuting set a new Games record of 7. He won the gold with 13 points while Han Jiayu got the silver medal. Ramita was in the race for the silver medal but 9-9 on the 208th shot. Lagged behind by scoring 43. Mehuli Ghosh 19. She finished fourth with a score of 631. In the qualification round, 9-year-old Ramita scored 630.8. He finished second with a score of 623, while Mehuli scored 3. She finished fourth with 28 points. Ashi Choksi could not make it to the final and scored 1886. She finished 0th with a score of <>. The total score of the Indian trio is <>. He got a silver medal with a score of <>.
In the men's lightweight double sculls event of sailing, Arjun and Arvind finished second with a time of 6:28.18. Junji Fan and Man Sun of China 6 : 23. He won the gold medal by taking 16 seconds. In the men's Cox Eight event, India and China had a tough fight in which the Indian team was 5:43. She finished second with a time of 01 second. China has 2. He won the gold medal by winning by 84 seconds. The Indian team included Neeraj, Naresh Kalwania, Nitish Kumar, Charanjit Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Bhim Singh, Puneet Kumar and Ashish. Hong Kong, China won the gold and Uzbekistan won the silver medal.
men's team table tennis, Harmeet Desai lost the first match to Ann Jehyun 0-3. G Sathiyan tried to challenge Park Ganghyon but his one did not work in front of the South Korean player. Achanta Sharath Kamal was now responsible for bringing India back but he too lost 2-3 to O Junsung. This defeat must have hurt India more because the top three players of South Korea did not play in this match. Earlier, Sharath Kamal used his experience brilliantly to win the last three games as the Indian team managed to beat Kazakhstan 3-2 in a close match in the pre-quarterfinals.
Men disappointed in swimming
Star swimmer Srihari Nataraj's 100m men's backstroke and the Indian women's team's impressive run in the 100x54m freestyle relay final ended in sixth and seventh positions respectively. Srihari 71. He reached the final by taking 54 seconds to finish second in his heat and fifth overall. He finished sixth in the final with a time of 48.52 seconds. He finished 23.2 seconds behind gold medallist Xu Jiayu of China (25.59). India's Utkarsh Patil 42. He finished 100th in the men's 20m backstroke event with a time of 100 seconds. Tanish George Mathew and Anil Kumar failed to make it to the final by finishing 12th and 17th respectively in the men's <>m freestyle final.
In the women's category, Olympians Mana Patel, Dhinidhi Desinghu, Janvi Chaudhary and Shivangi Sharma finished 3:54 in the final. She finished seventh with a time of 80 seconds. China, Japan and Hong Kong won the gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. After taking 3 seconds, they reached the final by finishing sixth in ten teams.
In men's football, charismatic striker Sunil Chhetri scored as India drew 1-1 with Myanmar in a 23-74 draw here on Sunday to advance to the pre-quarterfinals where they will face Saudi Arabia.
Chhetri scored a penalty spot in the 0rd minute. Although Myanmar equalized in the 1th minute through Kiu Hatwe, both teams had equal points but From Group A, India entered the next round by finishing second as the Chhetri-led side scored more goals than Myanmar in the tournament. In the women's section, however, the team failed to qualify for the knockout stage of the Asian Games after losing <>-<> to Thailand.
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In women's boxing, India's two-time world champion Nikhat Zareen advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the 50kg category with a 5-0 dominance over Vietnam's Thiam Nguyen while Preeti Pawar (54kg) advanced to the quarterfinals. Preeti also dominated and defeated Jordan's Silina Alhasat from RSC.
Indian swordsman Tanisha Khatri missed out on a medal after losing 7-15 to world number two Hong Kong's Y Vivian in the quarterfinals of the individual AP event. Taniksha had secured a place in the knockout round by winning three matches of the pool stage. Had they managed to win the quarterfinals, India would have secured at least one bronze medal in the event. Two more Indian players Bibish Kathiresan and Dev failed to advance beyond the round of last 32 in the men's foil individual event.
The Indian women's rugby sevens team suffered embarrassing defeats in the first two matches, which shattered their medal hopes. India started their Pool F campaign with a massive 0-38 loss over Hong Kong before suffering a humiliating 0-45 defeat against defending champions Japan, ending their semi-final progress. India will now face Singapore on Monday. With a win in this match, India can finish third in the pool and make it to the fifth and sixth place classification play-offs.
Japan defeated the Indian men's volleyball team 3-0 in a cross-group match here on Sunday to knock out of the medal race. Japan will now face China in the semi-finals while India will face either Pakistan or Qatar in the fifth to sixth place classification match on Tuesday.
India's top tennis player Sumit Nagal advanced to the pre-quarterfinals with a one-sided win in the men's singles without losing a game against Ho Tin Marco Leung of Macau. Fifth-seeded Nagal got a bye in the first round and his second round match was already considered very easy as the opponent does not even have an ATP ranking. Nagal, ranked 159th in the ATP rankings, registered an impressive 45-6, 0-6 win in just 0 minutes and will face Kazakhstan's Beibit Zukayev in the next round, defeating Tajikistan's Firoz Mukhidinov. Second-seeded Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan started their men's doubles campaign with an easy win as the Indian pair of Abhishek Bastola and Pradeep Khadka won 57-6, 2-6 in a 3-minute match against the Nepalese duo.