Hangzhou: The Indian men’s team defeated Japan in the Asian Games hockey final to win the gold medal. With this, the Indian team has directly qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The 19th Asian Games are being held in Hangzhou, China. In the men’s hockey final yesterday, India played against the defending champions, Japan. The Indian team won the gold medal with a score of 5-1.
On behalf of the Indian team, Harmanpreet Singh scored 2 goals (59th and 32nd minute), Abhishek (48th minute), Amit Rohitas (36th minute) and Manpreet Singh (25th minute) scored one goal each.
The Indian men’s hockey team qualified directly for the 2024 Olympics in Paris by winning the gold medal in the Asian Games.
4th Method: This is the 4th time in the history of Asian Games that Indian men’s hockey has won the gold medal. Earlier it won gold in 1966, 1998 and 2014.
India’s captain Harmanpreet Singh topped the list of top scorers with 13 goals in the Asian Games. In this series, the Indian team has won the championship title without losing a single match.
Success in Cricket: India vs Bangladesh in Men’s T20 Cricket semi-final round. Batting first, the Bangladesh team managed to score only 96 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Anik Jha scored 24 and Imon scored 23 runs. On behalf of the Indian team, Sai Kishore took 3 wickets and Washington Sundar took 2 wickets.
Chasing an easy target, India scored 97 for one in 9.2 overs to win by 9 wickets and advance to the final.
Captain Ruduraj Gaekwad scored 40 runs in 26 balls with 3 sixes and 4 fours and Thilak Verma scored 55 runs in 26 balls with 6 sixes and 2 fours. India will face Afghanistan in the final.
On the 13th day of the Asian Games yesterday, India remained at the 4th place after accumulating 95 medals including 22 gold, 34 silver and 39 bronze medals.
With 2 days of competition left, the Indian team is sure to collect more than 100 medals and create a record. India is confirmed to bag 2 medals in Kabaddi, 3 medals in Archery, a medal in Badminton Men’s Doubles and a medal in Men’s Cricket. Apart from these, the Indian women’s hockey team will play in the bronze medal match. There is also a 4-person wrestling match.
India won 70 medals with 16 gold, 23 silver and 31 bronze at the 2018 event in Jakarta, the highest in the history of the Asian Games. Now, for the first time, it is about to win more than 100 medals and create a record.