Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou : Hangzhou, located in the heart of the People’s Republic of China, is presently witnessing a dazzling showcase of athletic prowess as the 19th iteration of the Asian Games 2023 unfolds. An extraordinary Indian contingent of 655 members has graced the event, which officially commenced on September 23 and is slated to conclude on October 8. Originally scheduled for 2022, these games were deferred by a year due to the global challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rewinding to the preceding edition held in Jakarta in 2018, India etched history with its most spectacular Asian Games performance to date, amassing a remarkable total of 70 medals, featuring 16 gold, 23 silver, and 31 bronze. This time around, fueled by an even larger contingent, expectations soar for an even more remarkable medal tally.
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Throughout its rich history in the Asian Games, India has primarily garnered its medals in athletics, accumulating a substantial share of 254 out of a grand total of 672. The spotlight remains firmly on track and field events in Hangzhou, where India fields an impressive roster of 68 athletes, marking the country’s most extensive contingent in any sporting discipline.
The Indian athletics ensemble boasts illustrious names, including Neeraj Chopra, reigning world, Olympic, and Asian Games champion in men’s javelin throw. Additionally, the lineup features Avinash Sable, who secured silver in the Commonwealth Games men’s 3000m steeplechase, and Jyothi Yarraji, a burgeoning sensation in women’s hurdles.
Adding an exhilarating twist to the games, India’s debut in cricket has drawn immense attention, with both men’s and women’s teams competing in this historic event. Football and hockey, beloved sports in India, are also poised to make a significant impact with full representation on the international stage.
The boxing contingent, spearheaded by world champion Nikhat Zareen and Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain, in addition to the wrestling team featuring Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia and Antim Panghal, stand as formidable contenders for coveted medals.
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The shooting squad, with talents like Manu Bhaker and Rudrankksh Patil, is poised to make an indelible mark. Meanwhile, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu and badminton star PV Sindhu, both Olympic medalists, are set to showcase their skills in Hangzhou. Joining them are archery world champions Aditi Gopichand Swami and Ojas Pravin Deotale, who promise to light up the arena.
Beyond the euphoria of securing medals, the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou present a unique opportunity to secure 74 Paris 2024 Olympic quotas across a variety of sports, including archery, artistic swimming, boxing, breaking, hockey, modern pentathlon, sailing, tennis, and water polo.
At this juncture, India has already clinched an impressive tally of 11 medals at the Asian Games 2023, comprising two gold, three silver, and six bronze. The nation’s athletes continue to shine brightly on this grand sporting stage, fueling hopes of adding further accolades to the medal count as the games progress.
Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou : India’s medal winners
|Ashi Chouksey, Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita Jindal||Shooting||Women’s 10m air rifle team||Silver|
|Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh||Rowing||Men’s lightweight double sculls||Silver|
|Babu Lal Yadav and Lekh Ram||Rowing||Men’s pair||Bronze|
|Neeraj, Naresh Kalwaniya, Neetesh Kumar, Charanjeet Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar, Ashish, DU Pande||Rowing||Men’s eight||Silver|
|Ramita Jindal||Shooting||Women’s 10m air rifle||Bronze|
|Rudrankksh Patil, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Divyansh Singh Panwar||Shooting||Men’s 10m air rifle team||Gold|
|Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar, Ashish||Rowing||Men’s four||Bronze|
|Parminder Singh, Satnam Singh, Jakar Khan, Sukhmeet Singh||Rowing||Men’s quadruple||Bronze|
|Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar||Shooting||Men’s 10m air rifle||Bronze|
|Vijayveer Sidhu, Adarsh Singh, Anish Bhanwala||Shooting||Men’s 25m rapid file pistol team||Bronze|
|Indian cricket team||Cricket||Women’s T20 cricket||Gold|
Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou : India’s medals tally by sport
Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou medals table
|2||Republic of Korea||6||7||9||22|
|5||Hong Kong China||2||3||6||11|
Article Source and Credit :- Olympics.com