Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games

Asian Games 2023: India’s medal tally after Day 9, 2nd October

Abhiruchi RoutAbhiruchi Rout

October 2 2023
Asian Games 2023: India’s medal tally after Day 9, 2nd October

Seven medals were presented to Indian athletes on 2nd October.

During the ninth day of the Asian Games 2023, India’s sportspersons showcased their skills in a variety of events like Athletics, Table Tennis, Squash, Sepaktakraw, Roller Skating, Kayaking and Canoeing, Kabaddi, Hockey, Equestrian, Diving, Chess, Bridge, and Archery.

On day 9, The spotlight firmly remained on Athletics, where Indian representatives won four medals in the sport, including three silver and one bronze medal. In addition, the Indian athletes shone in Roller skating, bagging two bronze medals in the sport.

Number of medals presented to Indian athletes on 2nd October

After grabbing a record-breaking 15 medals on October 1 which was India’s best haul in the history of the Asian Games in a single day, India athletes added 7 more medals to the tally, making the total count 60. The first medal of the day was won by Aarthy Kasturi, Heeral Sadhu, Karthika Jagadeeshwaran, Sanjana Bathula, who clinched the bronze medal in Roller Sports in the women’s 3000m relay, clocking 4:34.861.

The men’s team then earned India’s second medal of the day as Vikram Ingale, Siddhant Kamble, Aryanpal Singh Ghuman, and Anand Kumar Velkumar collected another bronze in the men’s 3000m relay with a time of 4:10.128. They finished behind Chinese Taipei and South Korea, who won the gold and silver, with timings of 4:05.692 and 4:05.702, respectively.

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The formidable pair of Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee clinched the historic bronze in women’s doubles table tennis. Despite their valiant effort, they were narrowly defeated 3-4 by North Korean contenders, Suyong Cha and Sugyong Pak. They earned the bronze after a remarkable win against the reigning world champions from China on Saturday.

In the women’s 3000m steeplechase, Parul Chaudhary won the silver with an impressive 9.27.63s, finishing second behind the 2023 World and Diamond League champion Winfred Yavi (9:18.28s). Her teammate, Preeti Lamba, secured bronze with a personal best of 9:43.32s, narrowly defeating Bahrain’s Tigest Getent in a tight contest for the third spot.

Ancy Sojan claimed the silver in the women’s long jump as she bettered her own record twice in the final. Her notable 6.63m jump on her fifth try got her second place. This made her the ninth Indian female medalist in this event. She had earned the place in the top two halfway in the competition with a 6.56m jump in her third effort and remained unchallenged by the remaining competitors.

Following a lane infringement by the Sri Lankan team, India, initially in third, ascended to win the silver in the 4x400m mixed relay. The squad comprising Muhammed Ajmal, Vithya Ramraj, Rajesh Ramesh, and Subha Venkatesan, recorded a time of 3:14.34s to bag the second position, finishing just behind Bahrain, who clocked 3:14.02s.

Asian Games 2023: India’s medal tally after Day 9, 2nd October

Asian Games 2023: India’s medal tally after Day 9, 2nd October
Asian Games 2023: India’s medal tally after Day 9, 2nd October

As the 2023 Asian Games advanced into its ninth day, India maintained a commendable fourth position in the medal tally, with 60 medals – 13 gold, 24 silver, and 23 bronze medals. Meanwhile, host nation China continues to dominate with a staggering 269 medals, comprising 146 gold, 81 silver, and 42 bronze.

Japan has regained its second position, having 33 golds under its belt, edging out South Korea, which has garnered 31 gold medals. Concluding the top ten leaderboard, Chinese Taipei, Uzbekistan, Thailand, North Korea, Hong Kong, and Bahrain have collected gold counts of 12, 11, 10, 7, 6, and 6, respectively.

Asian Games 2023: Updated medal tally after Day 9, 2nd October
Asian Games 2023: Updated medal tally after Day 9, 2nd October

What to expect from the Indian contingent on October 3, 2023?

As the action continues on October 3, 2023, Indian contenders in Archery, Athletics, and Boxing aim to achieve glory for their country. The notable figures to watch out for are Lovlina Borgohain, Preeti, Tejaswin Shankar, Praveen Chithravel, Annu Rani, Atanu Das, Dhiraj Bommadevara, Abhishek Verma, Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Ojas Pravin Deotale, and Aditi Gopichand Swami.

At the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia, India claimed 70 medals, bagging 16 gold, 23 silver, and 31 bronze. For this 19th iteration in Hangzhou, the goal of the Indian contingent will be to reach or even surpass the 100-medal mark.

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