Asian Games 2023: India records best day in its games history with 15 medal wins
The athletics contingent won a total of 10 medals.
The Indian contingent had a memorable day on Sunday (October 1st, 2023) during the Asian Games 2023, as they achieved a remarkable feat by securing a record-breaking 15 medals in a single day, including three gold, seven silver and five bronze medals.
Star golfer Aditi Ashok made a remarkable achievement, as she became the first female Indian golfer to secure a medal at the Asian Games 2023. Despite being expected to clinch the gold, Aditi conceded it at the eleventh hour, ultimately attaining a well-deserved silver medal.
The shooting contingent once again exhibited their prowess in the quest for medals. The triumvirate comprising Manisha Keer, Rajeshwari Kumari and Preeti Rajak clinched a silver medal in the women’s trap team event. Likewise, in the men’s trap team competition, the trio of Kynan Chenai, Zoravar Singh Sandhu and Prithviraj Tondaiman emerged victorious with a gold medal.
Adding to the glory, Kynan secured a bronze medal in the individual men’s trap event, thereby bolstering India’s shooting medal count to an impressive 22.
National record holder Avinash Sable achieved a significant milestone, as he secured the gold medal in the men’s 3000m steeplechase event at the Asian Games, becoming the first Indian man to accomplish the feat. Meanwhile, in an impressive display of strength and technique, shot-putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor successfully defended his title in the event’s final round.
Indian Sports Live Coverage on Khel Now
- Gold Coast drops Commonwealth Games 2026 bid, leaving CGF in crisis
- Ashwini Ponnappa-Tanisha Crasto climb four spots to enter top 30 in women’s doubles BWF rankings
- Vaishali Rameshbabu becomes India’s third female chess grandmaster
- National Shooting Championships 2023: Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Sift Kaur Samra win gold
- Satwik-Chirag climb to world No. 2 in Latest BWF Rankings
- Indian U-19 women’s table tennis team clinch bronze at ITTF World Youth Championships 2023
- Sheetal Devi becomes World No. 1 para archer in latest World Archery rankings
- List of Indian athletes to have secured qualification for Paris Olympics 2024
The other Indians who secured second place finishes were Murali Sreeshankar in the men’s long jump event, Ajay Kumar Saroj in the men’s 1500m race, Harmilan Bains in the women’s 1500m race, Jyothi Yarraji in the women’s 110m hurdles event and the men’s badminton team.
Other than Kynan, Nikhat Zareen in the women’s 50kg boxing, Agasara Nandhini in the women’s heptathlon, Jinson Johnson in the men’s 1500m race and Seema Punia in the women’s discus throw won bronze medals respectively.
At the end of the day, the Indian contingent had a healthy medal tally of 53, including 13 gold, 21 silver and 19 bronze medals.