India's dressage team created history by winning its first gold medal at the Asian Games on the third day on Tuesday, while Neha Thakur and Ibad Ali won a silver and bronze medals in sailing. In shooting, India's Divyansh Panwar and Ramita Jindal missed out on a bronze medal in the 100m air rifle mixed event, while Tulika Mann also lost the bronze medal bout in judo. In swimming, India's <>x<>m men's medley relay team broke the national record for the second time of the day but still finished fifth. In tennis, Sumit Nagal and Ankita Raina made it to the quarterfinals of the singles competition, while Ramkumar Ramanathan and Rutuja Bhosale lost. The mixed doubles pair of Yuki Bhambri and Ankita also managed to win.
India are currently placed sixth in the medals tally with 14 medals including three gold, four silver and seven bronze. China topped the medal tally with 53 gold, 29 silver and 13 bronze for a total of 95 medals. South Korea (14 gold, 16 silver, 19 bronze) are second while Japan (20 gold, 19 silver, <> bronze) are third. Let's take a look at India's performance on Tuesday's third day in detail:
In equestrian, Divyakriti Singh, Hriday Vipul Chheda (ChemxPro Emerald) and Anush Agarwala (Atro) won the gold medal with a total of 209.205 per cent marks, which is only India's second gold medal in the equestrian
event at the Asian Games. Sudipti Hajela was also part of the team, but only the scores of the top three players are counted. China finished second with 204.882 per cent, while Hong Kong took the bronze with 204.852 per cent. India ended a 41-year wait for a gold medal by finishing on top of the team dressage event, the first time in the history of the sport that India won a team gold medal in the dressage event. The last time India won a bronze in dressage was in 1986. India's last gold medal in equestrian was in the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi.
Silver in sailing
The 4-year-old sailing player Neha Thakur finished second in the girls' Dingy ILCA-52 event. Ibad won the bronze medal in sail sailing in the men's windsurfer RS X category with a net score of 14. Ali had to bear the brunt of not completing the second and third races of the 59-race event. This reduced seven points from his total of 23 points. He was 32 points behind the silver medalist. Neha scored a total of 27 points. Her net score, however, was <> points to finish second behind Thailand's gold medallist Nopasorn Khunbunjan.
Shooting: Divyansh and Ramita lag behind by a narrow margin
The mixed doubles pair of Divyansh and Ramita narrowly lost to the South Korean pair in the bronze medal race. The Korean pair of Park Hajun and Lee Yunseo won 20-18, while Ramita, who won silver in the 10m air rifle team and bronze in the individual category, performed better and 8 times four times. Scored 10. Divyansh 8. He scored 9.9 and 9.8 twice. Divyansh finished sixth and Ramita finished last in the qualification round. In the women's 25m pistol category, Manu Bhaker topped the precision while Isha Singh was third. Ridam Sangwan is in 11th place. The rapid category matches will be held on Wednesday. The Indian trio is at the top with 876 points after precision.
Tennis: Nagal and Ankita won easily
In tennis, Nagal defeated Bebit Zukayev in the men's singles, while in the women's singles, Ankita easily defeated Aditya P Karunaratne. If these two players are successful in winning the quarter-final match, then their medal will be confirmed. Players who lose the semi-finals in tennis also get bronze medals. In the other men's and women's singles matches, Ramkumar and Rutuja lost respectively.
Kazakhstan's Zukayev troubled Nagal with his serve but India's top men's singles player showed better control and won 7-6, 6-4 in the third round match. Rutuja, ranked 6th in the rankings, was defeated 1-6, 2-336 by Philippines' Alexander Ella (world ranking 190) in a match that lasted one hour and 51 minutes.
In the men's singles, Ramkumar lost 78-40, 5-7, 7-6 to World No. 5 Yosuke Watanuki of Japan in two hours and 7 minutes. In mixed doubles, top seeds Yuki and Ankita Raina advanced to the pre-quarterfinals after defeating Pakistan's Aqeel Khan and Sarah Khan 6-0, 6-0 in a one-sided match. However, the women's doubles pair of Rutuja and Karman Kaur Thandi lost. Thailand's Anchisa Chanta and Punnin Kovatitukted defeated the Indian pair 59-7, 5-6 in a match that lasted one hour and 2 minutes.
In the 100x40m men's medley relay, Srihari Nataraj, Likhi Selvaraj, Sajan Prakash and Tanish George Mathew's quartet improved the national record of 20:40.84 set in the opening round heat 100 in the morning session with a time of 17:200.19 seconds in the final. In the women's section, Shivangi Sharma finished 14th in the <>m freestyle category and could not reach the final. Palak Joshi finished <>th out of <> swimmers in the women's <>m backstroke event.
Aryan Nehra and Kushagra Rawat also disappointed, finishing seventh and eighth respectively in the men's 1500m freestyle event. Aryan, however, set a new national record of 15 minutes 20.91 seconds. He improved on Advaita Page's record of 2021 minutes 15.23 seconds set in 66. Earlier, Aryan's personal best was 15 minutes 29.76 seconds. Kushagra finished last with a time of 15 minutes 44.61 seconds.
Tulika missed out on a medal in judo
Tulika missed out on a medal in the women's over 78kg category of judo with a defeat against Mongolia's Amaraikhan Adiyasuren in the play-off. The 2022-year-old Tulika from Delhi, a 25 Commonwealth Games silver medallist, lost 0-10 to Ippon against Adiyasuren. Indubala Devi Moibam lost 78-0 to Ippon against Thailand's Ikumi Oeda in the pre-quarterfinals of the women's U-10kg category.
Wrestling: Avtar Singh withdrew from the
men's 100kg category after Avtar Singh withdrew from the quarterfinals and repechage bout due to injury. Boxers Sachin Siwach (57kg) and Narender Berwal (over 92kg) advanced to the pre-quarterfinals and quarterfinals respectively. Sachin won 5-0 over Indonesia's Asari Udin, while Narender knocked out Kyrgyzstan's Elchoro Ulu Omatbek in the first round.
India's men's and women's squash teams started their campaign with easy wins in the team event. The third-seeded Indian women's team, comprising veteran Joshna Chinappa, 15-year-old Anahat Singh and Tanvi Khanna, defeated Pakistan 3-0 in their opening Pool B match while the men's team defeated Singapore and Qatar by an equal 3-0 margin. The men's team includes Saurav Ghosal, Abhay Singh and Mahesh Mangaonkar.
Chess: Despite defeat, Vidit is second
In the men's individual chess event, third-seeded Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi lost to top seed Wei Yi of China in the seventh round. Despite the loss, the 28-year-old is tied second with five points after seven rounds. He is half a point behind Wei Yi. Another Indian, Arjun Erigasi, defeated Indonesia's Novendra Priasmoro in the seventh round. He has 4.5 points and is third with three other players. In the women's section, Koneru Humpy and D Harika both have the same 4.5 points, half a point behind third-placed Hou Yifan (China) and Bibisara Assoubayeva (Kazakhstan).
Sword fighting: Bhavani Devi did not win
India's star swordsman Bhavani Devi made a brilliant start in the women's sabre event at the Asian Games but lost 7-15 to China's Yaqi Shao in the quarterfinals. In fencing, the bronze is confirmed when she reaches the semi-finals, but Bhavani Devi was lucky that she faced the 2018 Asian Games silver medalist in the quarter-finals. She reached the pre-quarterfinals by topping her pool.
Volleyball: India lose to Pakistan
The Indian men's volleyball team finished sixth in the Asian Games with a 0-3 defeat over arch-rivals Pakistan here on Tuesday. The Pakistan team dominated all three sets and defeated India 14-25 21-25 20-25 in just one hour and 23 minutes.
India's e-sports players Ayan Biswas and Mayank Prajapati were knocked out in the street fighter knockout round. Ayan was defeated by Hong Kong's Yeh Man Ho in the last 16 while Prajapati lost in the last 32.