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Asian Games: India breaks new ground with century of medals and highest-ever rank on tally 

At Hangzhou 2023, Indian athletes are trying to overhaul the record they set at Jakarta in 2018 of 70 medals. (PHOTOS: PTI) Indian athletes started their Hangzhou 2023 campaign trying to overhaul the record they set at Jakarta in 2018 of 70 medals. (PHOTOS: PTI)

A Games replete with historic firsts, a strong return to podium in sports it had earlier missed, and memorable comebacks will end with another landmark moment – for the first time, India will breach the 100-medal mark at the Asiad.

The unprecedented medal haul will also ensure India’s best-ever rank at the Asian Games in over 60 years, with fourth place behind China, Japan and South Korea now secured.

On Saturday, the final day of events before Sunday’s closing ceremony, the Indian team has confirmed medals in archery (three), kabaddi (two), badminton and men’s cricket. More are possible in women’s hockey and chess. (READ MORE

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