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Asian Games 2023: Parul Chaudhary, Annu Rani strike gold as India win big in athletics, collect nine medals on Day 10

India had been one medal in need of equalling their best-ever efficiency on the Asian Video games on the finish of Day 10, taking their general tally to 69 by profitable 9 medals on Tuesday.

Two of these medals had been gold, gained by distance runner Parul Chaudhary and javelin thrower Annu respectively. The Indians gained as many silver together with 5 bronze, having fun with one other strong day in workplace.

Asian Games 2023 Day 10: As it happened

The day additionally witnessed the Indian males’s cricket group make its debut within the continental video games, with opening batter Yashasvi Jaiswal slamming a match-winning century within the Males in Blue’s 23-run quarter-final victory over Nepal.

On the finish of Tuesday’s occasions, India firmly held on to the fourth spot on the medal desk, staying forward of countries similar to Uzbekistan, Chinese language Taipei and Thailand.

The prospect of catching up with the large three nations China, Japan and South Korea, nevertheless, seems a tad out of attain, and the Indian contingent for now will concentrate on taking their medal tally into three digits and ending fourth on the finish of the competitors.

With Day 4 coming to an in depth, we revisit the medals gained by Indian athletes together with different highlights:

Rowing: Arjun, Sunil clinch bronze

The primary medal of the day got here within the canoe occasion which was the primary for India since 1994.

Arjun Singh and Sunil Singh Salam bagged a bronze within the males’s double 1000m canoe occasion. Picture: X/@ianuragthakur

Arjun Singh and Sunil Singh Salam clinched a bronze medal within the men’s canoe double 1000m event. The Indian duo clocked a timing of three:53.329 seconds to complete third. Within the 1994 Hiroshima Video games, Siji Sadanandan and Johnny Rommel had gained bronze in the identical occasion.

Uzbekistan’s Shokhmurod Kholmuradov and Nurislom Tukhtasin Ugli who gained the gold registered a timing of three:43.796s whereas Kazakhstan pair of Timofey Yemelyanov and Sergey Yemelyanov bagged the silver clocking 3:49.991s.

Boxing: Preeti, Narender win bronze; Lovlina clinches Olympic quota

The second medal got here in boxing as Preeti Pawar bagged bronze within the girls’s 54kg class after her 0-5 defeat to flyweight champion China’s Chang Yuan within the semi-finals. Preeti has already secured an Olympic quota.

Asian Games 2023 Parul Chaudhary Annu Rani strike gold as India win big in athletics collect nine medals on Day 10
Preeti gained bronze for India within the girls’s 54kg boxing class. AP

Apart from Preeti, Narender Berwal additionally signed off with a bronze medal after dropping his semi-final bout within the +92kg class.

Moreover world champion Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) locked an Olympic quota for herself by shifting into the ultimate.

Borgohain, the Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist, cleverly managed her bout towards Asian Championship silver medallist Baison Manikon of Thailand to win by an unanimous 5-0 choice and stay within the hunt for a gold medal within the continental showpiece.

Asian Games 2023 Parul Chaudhary Annu Rani strike gold as India win big in athletics collect nine medals on Day 10
Lovlina Borgohain of India and Baison Maneekon of Thailand embrace one another throughout girls’s 66-75Kg Semifinal boxing match on the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China. AP

Narender went down 0-5 to Olympic and world championship medallist Kamshybek Kunkabayev of Kazakhstan within the semifinal to overlook out on an Olympic quota.

In a weird incident, Sachin Siwach misplaced his 57kg quarterfinal 1-4 bout to Lyu Ping in three minutes and seven seconds after the Chinese language sustained a reduce on his brow following a conflict of the pinnacle between the 2 boxers.

Ping had gained the primary spherical 4-1 and when it was clear he couldn’t proceed boxing because of the bleeding, the judges determined to rule the bout in favour of the Chinese language.

Athletics: Chaudhary, Rani strike gold as India register best-ever athletics efficiency

Parul Chaudhary pulled off a heist for a sensational girls’s 5000m gold, whereas Annu Rani conjured up her season-best efficiency to assert the highest prize in girls’s javelin throw as Indian athletes bagged six medals from monitor and discipline on Tuesday.

With two gold, two silver and two bronze, India’s medal tally from athletics rose to 22 (4 gold, 10 silver, 8 bronze), surpassing the 20 medals that the nation had achieved in 2018 version. This has already develop into the best variety of medals in athletics after the 34 gained within the inaugural version in 1951.

Parul stamped her class to develop into the primary girl to win an Asian Video games gold medal in 5000m race, so as to add to the 3000m steeplechase silver that she gained on Monday.

The 28-year-old was behind Japan’s Ririka Hironaka within the closing stage however produced a shocking sprint within the remaining 40 metres to assert the yellow steel with a timing of 15:14.75.

Later, the 31-year-old Annu, who had been in terrible type the entire season, produced a season-best effort of 62.92m in her fourth try to grew to become the primary Indian girl to win an Asian Video games gold in javelin throw.

This was her second Asian Video games medal as she had gained a bronze within the 2014 version.

Delhi boy Tejaswin Shankar established himself because the nation’s unrivalled decathlete by clinching a silver within the gruelling 10-event self-discipline with nationwide file complete factors of 7666 complete factors. He made a fourth-place end within the 1500m — the ultimate occasion of the physically-demanding competitors.

Muhammed Afsal additionally picked up a silver within the males’s 800m race with a time of 1:48.43s, earlier than nationwide file holder triple jumper Praveen Chitravel gained a bronze with a below-par efficiency of 16.68m.

In girls’s 400m hurdles, Vithay Ramraj, 25, didn’t match her nationwide file equalling time of 55.42 seconds which she had clocked in the course of the heats however gained a bronze with a time of 55.68 seconds.

The Indian had equalled PT Usha’s 400m hurdle nationwide file, which was set in 1984, with a private finest effort of 55.52s to prime her warmth and instantly qualify for the ultimate on Monday.

In males’s 400m hurdles, Yashas Palaksha (49.39) and Santhosh Kumar (49.41) completed fifth and sixth respectively within the remaining.

In girls’s excessive soar remaining, Pooja and Rubina Yadav ended their marketing campaign on the sixth and ninth positions respectively.

Cricket: Jaiswal shines as India defeat Nepal to enter males’s semis

Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed a blazing hundred to guide India to Asian Video games semifinals however cricketers from Nepal confirmed a variety of promise by placing up a fearless struggle of their 23-run defeat right here on Tuesday.

Asian Games 2023 Parul Chaudhary Annu Rani strike gold as India win big in athletics collect nine medals on Day 10
Yashasvi Jaiswal is now the youngest T20I centurion for India. AFP

Jaiswal, Indian cricket’s new pin-up boy, earned the excellence of being the youngest T20I centurion from the nation en route his 49-ball-100 that took India to a wholesome 202 for 4.

The boys from the Himalayan nation made a match of it however lack of expertise grew to become their undoing as their innings ended at 179 for 9, making certain a final 4 spot for Ruturaj Gaikwad’s males.

Kabaddi: India males’s and ladies’s group register massive wins

Indian kabaddi gamers had a great day in workplace as each the boys’s and ladies’s groups notched up complete victories of their group fixtures on the Asian Video games right here on Tuesday.

The Indian males’s group, who’re a file seven-time champions, started their marketing campaign with an emphatic 55-18 win over Bangladesh in a bunch A match.

Later within the day, the ladies’s facet recorded a 56-23 win over South Korea of their second group A sport. India, final version’s silver medallist, had been held to a shock 34-34 draw by Chinese language Taipei of their opening match on Monday.

Archery: Deotale, Verma setup all-Indian males’s compound remaining

Ojas Deotale arrange an all-Indian remaining towards Abhishek Verma within the males’s compound occasion to substantiate the first-ever particular person gold medal for the nation in archery on the Asian Video games.

On a day when the recurve archers ended their marketing campaign in particular person sections following the painful exits of Atanu Das and Dhiraj Bommadevara, Deotale, Verma and seasoned Jyothi Surekha Vennam led the cost in compound part to guarantee India of three medals.

It additionally matched their best-ever haul of 2014 Asian Video games in Incheon the place that they had gained a gold, silver and bronze every.

Seventeen-year-old Aditi Swami, who’s the reigning senior world champion, will struggle for a bronze after dropping to her ‘role model’ Jyothi within the girls’s compound particular person semi-final.

The Indian archers additionally remained within the hunt for a podium end in six extra group occasions — three every in recurve and compound — having already superior into the quarterfinals on Monday.

With inputs from PTI

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