The women's team will always remember this gold medalHangzhou:
The second day of the Asian Games in Hangzhou was comparatively much better for India. And on Monday, India won two gold medals. While the Indian women's cricket team won the gold medal, before that India won the men's 10m gold medal. The gold medal in the air rifle event was the highlight of the day from India's point of view on Monday. And at the end of the day, India has deposited a total of 12 (2 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals). At the same time, Roshibina ensured bronze for India in Wushu.
India defeated Sri Lanka by 19 runs on Monday to win the gold medal in
the women's cricket event of the Asian Games. Batting first, the Indian women's team scored 116 runs for seven wickets on a difficult pitch to bat. In reply, Sri Lanka's team could only score 20 runs for eight wickets in 97 overs. Sadhu, who is going to celebrate her 19th birthday four days later, took three wickets for six runs in four overs. Earlier, Smriti Mandhana (45 off 46 balls) and Jemimah Rodrigues (40 off 42 balls) added 73 runs for the second wicket.
Indian shooters continued their impressive run and won three medals, including the team gold. India's 10m air rifle team, led by world champion Rudranshu Patil, won the country's first gold medal at the ongoing Asian Games with a world record score. Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar then won a bronze medal in the individual event. He beat Rudraksh, who finished fourth in the bronze medal match. The Indian trio of Adarsh Singh, Anish Bhanwala and Vijayveer Sidhu won the bronze medal in the 25m rapid fire pistol team event after tying with Indonesia with a score of 1718.
India's sailing players won bronze medals in two events. The team of Jaswinder Singh, Bhim Singh, Puneet Kumar and Ashish Golian won the bronze medal in the men's four event, followed by Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jajar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh in the men's quadruple sculls. In the quadruple sculls, the Indian team took 8 minutes 61.6 seconds. China (02:65.6) won the gold, while Uzbekistan (04:64.5) won the silver. India's Balraj Panwar, however, missed out on winning his first medal at the Asian Games by finishing fourth in the men's singles sculls. The indian women's team was the worst disappointed, finishing last in the five-team event with a time of 71:<>.<> seconds.
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In a major upset in
tennis, top seed Rohan Bopanna and Yuki Bhambri bowed out of the Asian Games after losing to lower-ranked rivals in the men's doubles. Uzbekistan's Sergey Fomin and Khumoyun Sultanov won the match 2-6, 6-3, 10-6. Earlier, India's top singles player Ankita Raina made a brilliant start to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the women's singles tennis while Rutuja Bhosale had to sweat a lot to win against lower-ranked Aruzan Sagandikova. Bopanna later defeated Uzbekistan's Akgul Amamuradova and Maxim Shim 6-4, 6-2 in the mixed doubles with Rutuja.
World Championship bronze medallists Deepak Bhoria and Nishant Dev advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of their respective weight categories. Deepak defeated Malaysia's Muhammad Abdul Qayyum bin Arifin 51-5 in the men's 0kg, while Nishant defeated Nepal's Dipesh Lama in the men's 71kg first round by the same margin.
Indian judo player Garima Chaudhary bowed out of the Asian Games after losing to Ipon against Ryoko Selinas of Philippines in the pre-quarterfinals of the women's 70kg category.
chess, Vidit Gujrathi won two bouts but the women players disappointed. Gujarati defeated Thailand's Prin Laohavirapap in the third round and Le Tuan Minh of Vietnam in the next round to increase his points tally to three. He is currently in sixth place. Another Indian player, fourth seed Arjun Erigasi, also has three points like a Gujarati. In the women's section, Koneru Humpy and D Harika, who won the first two rounds, managed to score only half a point in the next two rounds. Both these players have the same 2.5 points after four rounds.
Roshibina secures 12th medal
Indian player Naorem Roshibina Devi assured another medal for the country by reaching the semi-finals of the women's 60 kg Wushu (Sanda) event. In the men's 60kg category, Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh advanced to the last eight by defeating Uzbekistan's Islombek Khaydarov in the sanda event, while Vikrant Baliyan lost in the men's 65kg category.
Women lost in handball
The Indian women's handball team lost to Japan by a huge margin of 41-13 in their opening match of the Asian Games here on Monday. It was a mixed day on the basketball court for the Indian teams as the men's team defeated Malaysia but the women's team lost to Uzbekistan.
The Indian women's rugby team performed very disappointingly in the Asian Games, failing to win a single win out of four matches. This team finished eighth. India, who lost 38-0 and 45-0 to Hong Kong and Japan respectively, were beaten 35-15 by world no. 0 Singapore in their third Pool F match here on Monday. The Indian team also disappointed in the seventh and eighth place match. The team was defeated by Kazakhstan 24-7.