Hangzhou: On the 2nd day of the Asian Games yesterday, India won 6 medals including 2 gold.
The 19th Asian Games are being held in Hangzhou, China. On the 2nd day, the Indian team consisting of Rudrangsh Patil (632.5), Aishwari Pratap Singh Tomar (631.6) and Divyansh Singh Panwar (629.6) scored 1893.7 points and won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle team category with a world record. Team Korea won the silver medal with 1890.1 points and Team China won the silver medal with 1888.2 points.
In the Men’s 25m Rapid Pair Pistol team event, the Indian team consisting of Anish Panwala, Vijayvir Sidhu and Adarsh Singh won the bronze medal with a score of 1718 points. In the men’s 10m air rifle final round, India’s Aishwari Pratap Singh Tomar bagged the bronze medal with 228.8 points. China’s Sheng Lihao won the gold medal with a world record 253.3 points and Hajun Park of South Korea won the silver medal with 251.3 points.
Boat Race: India won 2 bronze medals in rowing. In the 4-man rowing, the Indian team consisting of Jaswinder Singh, Bhim Singh, Puneeth Kumar and Ashish Golian missed out on a silver medal and won a bronze medal. The Indian team finished the race in 6:10.81 seconds and placed 3rd. Uzbekistan (6:04.96) won gold and China (6:10.04) silver. Similarly, in the sculls category, the Indian team consisting of Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jagar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh covered the race distance in 6:08.61 seconds and bagged the bronze medal.
Women’s cricket India vs Sri Lanka in women’s cricket final. Batting first, the Indian team scored 116 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Smriti Mandana top scored with 46 off 54 balls with a six and 4 fours and Jemima Rodriguez with 42 off 40 balls with 5 fours. On behalf of the Sri Lankan team, Ranaweera, Dasanayaka and Kalua took 2 wickets each.
Batting with a target of 117 runs, the Sri Lankan team managed to score only 97 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Hasini 25 and Nishanka added 23 runs. The Indian team won by 19 runs and won the gold medal. On the Indian side, Didas Sadhu bowled 4 overs and took 3 wickets conceding only 6 runs with a maiden. Rajeshwari Gaekwad took 2 wickets.
Bopanna Jodi Failure: India’s Rogan Bopanna and Yugi Bhambri lost to Uzbekistan’s Sergey Fomin and Kumoyun Sultanov 6-2, 3-6, 6-10 in the second round of men’s doubles. It was a shock to the fans when the pair of Rogan Bopanna, who were ranked first in the tournament, were expected to win the gold medal.
India lost 13-41 to Japan in their first women’s handball match.
Basketball: India beat Malaysia 20-16 in their first game in men’s 3×3 basketball competition. The Indian team, placed in Group C, will face Macao in their next match. In the women’s 3×3 basketball tournament, the Indian team, placed in Group A, lost their first match against Uzbekistan by 14-19.
Judoka: India’s Karima Chaudhary lost to Philippines’ Ryoko Salinas in the pre-quarterfinals of the women’s 70kg category in Judoka.
Pranathi Naik: India’s Pranathi Naik advanced to the finals in the women’s artistic gymnastics competition by scoring 12.716 points in the vault and all-around categories.
Wushu: India’s Roshipina Devi advanced to the semi-finals after defeating Kazakhstan’s Ayman K by a single point in the women’s 60kg quarter-final of Wushu. Roshbina Devi lost in the semi-final round but won the bronze medal.