Neeraj Chopra, in the men’s javelin and the men’s quartet in the 4x400m relay team, won gold at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou on Wednesday.
The medal rush continued in athletics as Harmilan Bains in women’s 800m, Avinash Sable in men’s 5000m and Kishore Kumar Jena in the men’s javelin secured silver medals as India finished with 81 medals at the end of the day’s play.
Bains secured a second-place finish In the women’s 800m with a time of 2:03.75, while Sable added to his 3000m steeplechase gold by securing a silver medal in the 5000m.
The Women’s 4x400m relay team finished behind Bahrain with 3:27.85. Bahrain broke India’s Games Record to secure gold.
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Earlier in the day, the duo of Ojas Pravin Deotale and Jyothi Surekha Vennam beat South Korea in the archery mixed team compound to secure a first-place finish and give India its 16th gold medal at the Hangzhou Games.
Ojas-Jyothi’s gold was India’s 71st medal at the 2023 Hangzhou Games, which helped India surpass its 2018 Asian Games medal haul.
Wrestler Sunil Kumar secured a bronze in the 87kg Greco-Roman event after beating Kyrgyzstan’s Atabek Azesbekov 2-1 in the Bronze Medal match.
India has also equalled its tally of most gold medals at a single edition of the Asian Games.
Earlier in the day, Ram Baboo and Manju Rani pair won bronze in the 35km mixed race walking event.
Here are the medal standings:
|1||People's Republic of China||171||94||51||316|
|3||Republic of Korea||33||45||70||148|
|10||Hong Kong (China)||7||15||28||50|
Table last updated on October 4 at 2150 IST.
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