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Hangzhou Asian Games: China’s sporting might, hospitality sets new standards | Asian Games 2023 News – Times of India

[ad_1] HANGZHOU: A sense of quiet will descend on China's technology hub from Monday. The airports will be busier than the Villages, stadiums and the media centres. Athletes, fans, officials and the mediapersons will head back after almost three weeks of action at breakneck pace -- having shared hugs, smiles, selfies and moments of tear-eyed goodbyes. The Games started with China presenting the event as the 'smart' and 'green' edition of the Asiad, with technology and environmental awareness as the central theme, until the host nation flexed its muscles on the field to be heads and shoulders above the rest.China's gold-medal count alone stood at 201, which is 149 more than the second-placed Japan's 52 gold. It was the 11th consecutive edition where China finished on top of the medals tal...
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‘Entire nation is overjoyed’: PM Modi praises athletes after India’s best-ever Asian Games performance | Asian Games 2023 News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: As Indian athletes delivered a spectacular performance at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, achieving a remarkable tally of 107 medals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the athletes and said that the 'entire nation is overjoyed'. This achievement holds the promise of an exceptional show at the 2024 Paris Olympics."What a historic achievement for India at the Asian Games! The entire nation is overjoyed that our incredible athletes have brought home the highest ever total of 107 medals, the best ever performance in the last 60 years," PM Modi posted on X, formerly known as twitter.This remarkable achievement also sets a high benchmark for Indian athletes as they prepare for the Aichi-Nagoya Asian Games in Japan in 2026.India's final medal count in Hangzhou comprises ...
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Asian Games 2023 Live Updates, Day 14: Jyothi Surekha Vennam bags gold for epic hat-trick, women’s kabaddi final coming up as India eye memorable finish

[ad_1] Asian Games: India breaks new ground with century of medals and highest-ever rank on tally  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 a...
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Asian Games: Indian shooters clinch gold and silver in trap shooting team events – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Indian shooting contingent had another day to remember at the Asian Games, securing the gold medal in the men's team and a silver in the women's team in the trap shooting events on Sunday. The Indian trio of Prithviraj Tondaiman, Kynan Chenai, and Zoravar Singh Sandhu dominated the men's trap shooting competition, while the trio of Manisha Keer, Preeti Rajak, and Rajeshwari Kumari shone in the women's trap team event, contributing to India's best-ever performance in shooting at the Games.Asian Games Day 8The Indian men's team demonstrated their exceptional marksmanship by combining to shoot a total score of 361 in the qualifications. This outstanding performance earned them the gold medal, ahead of the silver medallists from Kuwait - Khaled Almudhaf, Talal Alrashidi...
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Asian Games: Indian boxer Preeti Pawar secures Paris Olympics quota and semi-final berth | Asian Games 2023 News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The 19-year-old Indian boxer Preeti Pawar has secured a quota for the Paris Olympics and guaranteed herself a medal on Saturday by advancing to the women's 54kg semifinals at the Asian Games.Preeti faced a formidable opponent in Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova, a three-time World Championship medallist and reigning Asian champion. Despite the odds stacked against her, Preeti displayed unwavering courage and grit, ultimately clinching a hard-fought victory with a score of 4-1 in the fiercely-contested quarterfinal bout.Asian Games Day 7The young Indian boxer came out swinging, taking the offensive stance from the very beginning. However, she had to weather numerous challenges as her more experienced rival, Shekerbekova, broke through her defences multiple times. Undaunt...
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‘I was mocked for my equestrian dreams’: Anush Agarwalla’s twin Asian Games medals a perfect reply to his critics | Asian Games 2023 News – Times of India

[ad_1] HANGZHOU: When he moved to Germany, Anush Agarwalla, a boy from Ballygunge in Kolkata, was just 17. Loneliness was the closest to him in a foreign land, where an Indian teenager found himself out of place. And it was natural. Somebody who had never lived alone was on his own, living with the tag of an outsider, to the extent of being mocked for his equestrian dreams.Six years later, Anush, astride his horse Etro, found the perfect reply for his critics in Hangzhou.Leading the charts for India in the team event of dressage, alongside Hriday Chheda, Divyakriti Singh and Sudipti Hajela, Anush first was part of the gold-medal winning quartet who ended a 41-year wait; and he then added a historic first individual medal for the country at the Asian Games in dressage -- a bronze. But it ...
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Asian Games 2023 Medal Tally: Full list of Indian medal winners | Asian Games 2023 News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India have so far won 32 medals at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. This included eight gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze.Shooters led the Indian contingent's medal rush in Hangzhou, winning 18 medals so far. The shooters have bagged six gold, seven silver and five bronze in various events. India's other two gold medals came in women's cricket and equestrian. After shooting, rowing has given India maximum medals so far -- two silver and three bronze. Apart from the two events, India have won three medals in sailing, two in equestrian which included a gold. Cricket, squash, tennis and wushu have fetched a medal each so far.India's gold medal winning events so far are: 10m Air Pistol Team Men, 10m Air Rifle Team Men, 50m Rifle 3 Positions Team Men, 10m Air Pistol Wome...
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Asian Games 2023 | India medal tally and full list of winners

[ad_1] Gold medallist Indian shooters Esha Singh, Rhythm Sangwan and Manu Bhaker pose for photos during the presentation ceremony of women’s 25m pistol rapid team event at the 19th Asian Games, in Hangzhou, China, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI The 19th Asian Games officially began in Hangzhou on September 23, 2023, delayed by a year owing to COVID-19 restrictions in China. The Indian contingent has more than 650 athletes participating in the Games this year.At the last edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta in 2018, India finished with a record medal haul of 70 medals which included 16 gold.As on Day 5 of the Hangzhou Games, India has won 24 medals — 6 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze. EDITORIAL | Gold hunt: On the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou and India’s prospects Here is t...
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Dad’s brave call proved right for double Asian Games medallist Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar – Times of India

[ad_1] HANGZHOU: When the shootoff shot released by Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar hit a 10.8 to beat compatriot Rudrankksh Patil's 10.5 on Monday, both were already Asian Games gold medallists. With Divyansh Singh Panwar included, the trio had won the men's 10m air rifle team gold with a world record score of 1893.7. But it was that 10.8 in the individual final at the Fuyang Yinhu Sports Centre that took Tomar eight years back, when the responsibility to decide the road ahead for him was in the hands of his father.Beating Rudrankksh in the shootoff assured a second Asian Games medal, a bronze, for the 22-year-old Tomar two hours apart, as a dejected Divyansh sat out despite finishing in the top-eight bracket.The rule of only two shooters from one country in the final meant Divyansh had to ...
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Asian Games: Indian gymnast Pranati Nayak averages 12.716 on vault to top subdivision 1

[ad_1] India’s only artistic gymnast at Hangzhou, Pranati Nayak averaged a competitive 12.716 on the vault to top the subdivision 1, which had the South Koreans, on the favoured apparatus. Though she will have her fingers crossed with top vaulters still to feature in the second and third subdivisions, not all Chinese, Uzbekis and Japanese perform both vaults in qualification, leaving the door ajar for her to make the vault finals. Chinese Taipei, Singapore and North Korea will feature in subdivision 2, while the Chinese, Japanese and Uzbek legend Oksana Chusovitina will come in the third. You can follow all the action from day 2 of the Asian Games on our liveblog. You can also read dispatches from Mihir Vasavda, our man on the ground in Hangzhou. Pranati could’ve easily gone upto 12.9...
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Asian Games: Indian rowers clinch two bronze medals on Day 2 | Asian Games 2023 News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Indian rowers continued to shine at the Asian Games with a stellar performance that saw them claim two bronze medals on a thrilling Monday of competition. The day commenced with the quartet of Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar, and Ashish Goliyan securing a bronze medal in the men's fours event, setting the stage for an outstanding day of rowing.In a dramatic twist, the men's quadruple sculls team, consisting of Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jakar Khan, and Sukhmeet Singh, emerged as the day's heroes. They secured the bronze medal with a timing of 6 minutes and 8.61 seconds. This impressive achievement placed them behind Uzbekistan, who finished in second place with a time of 6 minutes and 4.64 seconds, and the gold medalists, China, who clocked in at 6 minutes...
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Hangzhou Asian Games: Indian 10m air rifle team claims gold with world record score, Aishwary bags individual bronze | Asian Games 2023 News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Indian shooters have left an indelible mark on the Asian Games, seizing three medals, including a coveted team gold, in a display of outstanding marksmanship. The Indian shooting contingent asserted its dominance by achieving five podium finishes in just two days of competition, demonstrating the country's prowess in the sport.The confident Indian 10m air rifle team, led by the teenage world champion Rudrankksh Patil, scripted history by securing India's first gold medal at the continental Games. They achieved this remarkable feat by setting a new world record score on Monday, firmly establishing their status as elite marksmen.Asian Games Day 2Hangzhou Asian Games: Indian Rowers Arjun Lal Jat, Arvind Singh win silver in lightweight double scullsIn a keenly contested eve...
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Hangzhou Asian Games: Ramita win individual bronze in women’s 10m air rifle – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Indian shooters got off to an impressive start in their Asian Games campaign as the experienced trio of Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita Jindal, and Ashi Chouksey secured the women's team silver medal in the 10m air rifle event. Additionally, Ramita Jindal claimed an individual bronze in the same event.In the team category, the Indian trio achieved a combined score of 1,886.0, securing the second position behind host nation China, who set a new Asian record with a score of 1,896.6.Asian Games Day 1Ramita Jindal, the junior world champion, continued her excellent form by winning the individual bronze with a score of 230.1 in the eight-shooter finals. China dominated the individual event, with Huang Yuting breaking the Games record and clinching the gold medal with a score of 252.7, ...
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Asian Games: India rout Uzbekistan 16-0 in men’s hockey goalfest – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Indian men's hockey team commenced their campaign at the Asian Games with an impressive 16-0 victory over Uzbekistan on Sunday. Lalit Upadhyay, Varun Kumar, and Mandeep Singh all scored hat-tricks as India dominated the match from start to finish in the Pool A encounter.Ranked third in the world, India entered the match as clear favourites against the 66th-ranked Uzbekistan team, and they lived up to expectations by controlling the proceedings throughout the game.Asian Games Day 1Lalit Upadhyay scored four goals in the 7th, 24th, 37th, and 53rd minutes, while Varun Kumar contributed four goals as well in the 12th, 36th, 50th, and 52nd minutes. Mandeep Singh found the net three times in the 18th, 27th, and 28th minutes. Abhishek (17th), Amit Rohidas (38th), Sukhjeet ...
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19th Asian Games: Indian rowers win silver in Men’s Coxed Eight event | Asian Games 2023 News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Indian rowers exhibited incredible strength and teamwork, securing a remarkable second-place finish with a timing of 05:43.01 in the Men's Coxed Eight final event at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou on Sunday.The Men's Coxed Eight Team's outstanding performance marked their third rowing medal at the Hangzhou Games. This is India’s second medal in the Coxed Eight event after the 2014 edition.Despite being in the third position midway through the race, a superb effort in the second half propelled them to the silver medal.Asian Games Day 1The Indian team, consisting of Neeraj, Naresh Kalwaniya, Neetish Kumar, Charanjeet Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar, and Ashish, delivered a powerful late push, ultimately finishing just 2.84 seconds behind China, who clai...
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‘Super Sub’ Pooja Vastrakar takes Indian women’s cricket team to Asian Games final – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Pooja Vastrakar delivered a masterful bowling performance, propelling the Indian women's cricket team to their first-ever Asian Games final with a resounding eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh in a one-sided semi-final match on Sunday.Right-arm seamer Pooja Vastrakar, a late addition to the squad in place of Anjali Sarvani, delivered a career-best performance with figures of 4/17 in four overs. Her outstanding bowling led to Bangladesh being dismissed for a paltry 51 runs in 17.5 overs – their lowest-ever T20 score against India.Vastrakar, alongside her youthful new-ball partner Titas Sadhu (1/10 in 4 overs), exploited the conditions and extracted maximum benefit from the pitch's bounce. Bangladesh struggled to cope, with only their skipper Nigar Sultana (12) managing...
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China’s virtual show: Digital torchbearer lights flame, river flows inside stadium

[ad_1] THEY COULDN’T hold the opening ceremony by the river or the lake, so they brought the river and the lake to the Asian Games here on Saturday. And the evening that began with a whoosh ended with a silent flicker.China, the country believed to have given the world fireworks, shunned one of its most widely-used inventions for soundless, smokeless sparks in the ceremony that dazzled with digital creations and boundless imagination. The 115-minute extravaganza, aesthetic and awe-inspiring, at the 81,000-seater Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium saw augmented reality — rivers and waves, 3D stadiums and flying sports equipment, virtual torchbearers and people in the sky performing to traditional tunes. Nothing captured the AI-driven nature of these Asian Games more than the lighting ...
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‘Nothing to worry about… I’m alright’: Arunachal Pradesh’s Mepung Lamgu, who was denied visa for Asian Games

[ad_1] Wushu athlete Mepung Lamgu has provided an update on himself on Saturday after media reports claimed he had “gone incommunicado” leaving his family worried. Lamgu was one of the three Arunachal Pradesh athletes who were denied accreditation cards and were instead offered stapled visas by China, who are the hosts of the Hangzhou Asian Games. “I am alright and currently in SAI Hostel. I am in constant touch with my family and there’s nothing to worry about. Thanks for the concern and support,” Lamgu posted on social media website X, formerly known as Twitter. Lamgu also posted a photograph of himself having breakfast with SAI officers to allay any concerns. The Sports Authority of India also tweeted: “We stand with the three Asian Games-bound wushu athletes, taking the utmost c...
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Asian Games 2023: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur cancels China trip after Arunachal Pradesh athletes are denied entry

[ad_1] Anurag Thakur, the Indian Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, has cancelled his scheduled trip to China as a mark of protest. This was in response to China, which is hosting the 2023 Asian Games, denying entry to wushu athletes from the state of Arunachal Pradesh. “A strong protest has been lodged in New Delhi and Beijing against China’s deliberate and selective obstruction of some of our sportspersons. China’s action violates both the spirit of the Asian Games and the rules governing their conduct, which explicitly prohibits discrimination against competitors from member states,” said Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, in a statement. The Opening Ceremony of the Asian Games will be held on Saturday. The Games will go on till October 8. ...
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No ice-vending machines like in US, need to break slabs with a dagger, but Tejaswin back in India to bid for decathlon national record at Asiad

[ad_1] When Tejaswin Shankar moved to Kansas City in the United States as a student-athlete to pursue a degree in business management, he was blown away by the world-class facilities on offer. Apart from the best coaches on the global athletics circuit, Kansas State University provided top-class training and recovery facilities.For Tejaswin, who had spent most of his athletics career till that time on the worn-out tracks of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, a travelling physio was unheard of. However after a fruitful stint in the States and a year working with Deloitte in their audit team. Tejaswin returned to India this year. The high jump national record holder has now shifted his focus to decathlon, in which he won an Asian Championships bronze in July this year. Now Tejaswin is back ...