Asian Games 2023, Athletics Highlights: Ancy Sojan wins long jump silver; 4x400m mixed relay bronze upgraded to silver; Parul, Priti bag silver, bronze in steeplechase

Asian Games 2023: Catch highlights from Athletics on October 2 at the Hangzhou Games.

Updated : Oct 02, 2023 18:56 IST

India's Ancy Sojan Edappilly during the women’s long jump final event at the 19th Asian Games, in Hangzhou, China, on Monday.
India's Ancy Sojan Edappilly during the women’s long jump final event at the 19th Asian Games, in Hangzhou, China, on Monday. | Photo Credit: PTI
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India's Ancy Sojan Edappilly during the women’s long jump final event at the 19th Asian Games, in Hangzhou, China, on Monday. | Photo Credit: PTI

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of athletics events from October 2 at the Asian Games 2023.

  • October 02, 2023 18:53
    That’s it for today

    As far as the Indian interest is concerned, athletics events are done for the day.

    Parul Chaudhary and Priti Lamba won silver and bronze medals, respectively in women’s 3000m steeplechase.

    Ancy Sojan clinched silver in women’s long jump with a new personal best of 6.63m.

    Indian mixed relay team in 4x400m had initially won bronze but it got upgraded to silver after Sri Lanka got disqualification for lane infrigement.

    And finally, Tejaswin Shankar finished on top at the end of five events in Decathlon with 4260 points.

  • October 02, 2023 18:44
    Decathlon - Tejaswin wins 400m race to finish on top after five events

    Tejaswin Shankar, despite heavy strapping on his right thigh, wins the 400m race with a timing of 49.67s.

    At the halfway stage in Decathlon, Tejaswin is on top with 4260 points. China’s Sun Qihao is second with 4010 points while Suttisak Singkhon of Thailand is just six points behind Sun in third place.

    The remaining events, which will take place tomorrow - 110m hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1500m.

  • October 02, 2023 18:36
    UPDATE: India’s bronze upgraded to silver in 4x400m mixed relay

    India will now get a silver medal in the 4x400m mixed relay event after Sri Lanka’s disqualification for lane infringement.

  • October 02, 2023 18:24
    4x400m Mixed Relay Final - India wins bronze

    Indian quartet of Muhammed Ajmal, R. Vithya Ramraj, Rajesh Ramesh and Subha Venkatesan wins bronze medal.

    India finishes third with a timing of 3:14.34s. Sri Lanka takes silver with 3:14.25s while Bahrain wins gold with 3:14.02s.

    Asian Games 2023: India’s bronze medal in 4x400m mixed relay upgraded to silver, Sri Lanka disqualified

    India’s bronze medal in the 4x400m mixed relay event at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Monday was later upgraded to silver after Sri Lanka’s disqualification for lane infrigement.

  • October 02, 2023 18:10
    Women’s Long Jump Final - Ancy Sojan wins silver

    Shaili Singh can only produce a jump of 6.23m in the final round and is out of medal contention.

    Ancy Sojan wins silver with a best jump of 6.63m produced in fifth round. China’s Xiong Shiqi wins gold with 6.73m while bronze goes to Hong Kong’s (China) with 6.50m.

    Asian Games 2023: Ancy Sojan wins silver in women’s long jump

    Ancy Sojan won silver medal in the women’s long jump at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Monday.

  • October 02, 2023 18:09
    Decathlon (High Jump) - Tejaswin builds massive lead

    Tejaswin finishes at 2.21m as he decides to retire after one failed clearance at 2.24m. He scores 1002 points in the fourth event of Decathlon which takes him to the top of the table.

    Here are the top three after four events:

    Tejaswin Shankar (India) - 3430 points

    Sun Qihao (China) - 3261 points

    Suttisak Singkhon (Thailand) - 3195 points.

  • October 02, 2023 18:02
    Women’s Long Jump Final (Fifth Round)

    Shaili Singh comes up with her best jump of the night - 6.48m - but remains in fifth position.

    Japan’s Sumire Hata matches her fourth-round attempt - 6.48m. Stay fourth.

    Another foul for Hong Kong’s Yue Nga Yan.

    Next up, Ancy Sojan. And she produces a new personal best of 6.63m which keeps her in second position!

    Another 6.62m jump for Xiong Shiqi of China who stays on top of the table.

  • October 02, 2023 17:59
    Decathlon (High Jump)

    Tejaswin clears 2.18m in first attempt. Also clears the 2.21m in his third attempt. Solid lead for the Indian now. Going for 2.24m next.

  • October 02, 2023 17:55
    Women’s Long Jump Final (Fourth Round)

    Shaili comes up with a jump of 6.31m in this round. Her first-round jump of 6.38m is still her best tonight. She stays fifth.

    Japan’s Sumire Hata, with 6.48m, is fourth.

    Yue Nga Yan of Hong Kong fouls.

    Ancy Sojan jumps 6.30m but her second-round effort of 6.56m is good enough to keep her silver medal position.

    China’s Xiong Shiqi produces fourth straight jump over 6.50m. Series of 6.62m. 6.60m., 6.73m, 6.62m.

  • October 02, 2023 17:43
    Decathlon (High Jump) - Tejaswin continues to shine in his favourite event

    Tejaswin Shankar next clears 2.09m and 2.12m with ease which has now taken him to the top of the standings.

    He clears 2.15m in his second attempt.

  • October 02, 2023 17:41
    Updated Medals Tally

    Asian Games 2023: Overall medals tally, October 2 - Parul, Priti win women’s 3000m SC silver and bronze; Ancy wins long jump silver; Ayhika-Sutirtha pair wins TT bronze; India stays 4th with 60 medals, 13 golds

    Asian Games 2023: India continues to occupy the fourth spot in medal standings with 13 gold, 21 silver and 22 bronze medals. Athletes and shooters managed to grab 15 medals on Sunday and help India cross the 50-medal mark.

  • October 02, 2023 17:40
    Women’s Long Jump Final

    At the halfway mark (after three rounds), India’s Ancy Sojan is second with 6.56m while Shaili Singh is down to fifth with 6.38m.

    China’s Xiong Shiqi leads with a personal best jump of 6.73m while Hong Kong’s Yue Nga Yan currently occupies the third spot with 6.50m

  • October 02, 2023 17:35
    Decathlon (High Jump) - Solid start for Tejaswin Shankar

    Tejaswin Shankar starts with the bar set at 1.97m and clears it in one go.

    This particular event has already ended for the other six decathletes and out of those six, only China’s Sun Qihao could clear the 1.97m height.

    Tejaswin has a great chance to score big in his best event and come back into medal contention.

    Tejaswin clears 2.03m in his first attempt.

  • October 02, 2023 17:27
    Men’s 200m final - Amlan Borgohain finishes sixth

    Amlan Borgohain in lane 3. Needs to have the race of his life to win a medal tonight.

    Amlan tries his best to close the gap on the others on the bend but just does not have enough in him.

    Japan’s Koki Ueyama (20.60s) wins the gold with Saudi Arabia’s Abdullah Mohammed (20.63s) finishing second to take silver. Bronze goes to Yang Chun-Han (20.74s) of Chinese Taipei.

    Amlan Borgohain finishes sixth with 20.98s.

  • October 02, 2023 17:25
    Women’s Long Jump Final (Third Round)

    Ancy Sojan is back in second spot as she matches her personal best of 6.56m. Excellent performance from the Indian so far.

    Shaili produces a jump of 6.15m in this round, way below her first round jump of 6.38m

  • October 02, 2023 17:19
    Women’s Pole Vault Final - Pavithra out of medal contention

    Pavithra Vengatesh fails to clear the 4.10m in her next two attempts as well and that is the end of the competition for the Indian who is also out of medal contention.

    Thailand’s Chayanisa Chomchuendee, Japan’s Misaki Morota and Kazakhstan’s Anastasya Esmakova clear the 4.10m mark. The first two did it in their first attempts but it took the Kazakh three attempts to do it. China’s Li Ling and Niu Chunge are yet to even start.

  • October 02, 2023 17:14
    Women’s Long Jump Final

    Japan’s Sumire Hata, favourite for the gold medal, began with a foul but registers a safe jump in the second round - 6.35m - which takes her to fifth.

    Defending champion - Thi Thu Thao Bui of Vietnam - has made two fouls.

    India’s Ancy Sojan is third with 6.49m while Shaili is fourth with 6.38m at the end of second round.

  • October 02, 2023 17:11
    Women’s Pole Vault Final

    Pavithra Vengatesh fails to clear 4.10m in her first attempt.

  • October 02, 2023 17:06
    Women’s Long Jump - Ancy Sojan overtakes Shaili Singh

    Ancy Sojan comes up with a jump of 6.49m in the second round to go past compatriot Shaili and move into second place as Shaili can only produce a jump of 6.34m this time, which is not better than her opening jump of 6.38m

  • October 02, 2023 16:59
    Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final - Parul Chaudhary wins silver, bronze for Priti

    Winfred Yavi has opened up a 40m lead with the final lap underway. The world champion is showing her class.

    Winfred Yavi successfully defends her gold medal from 2018 with a timing of 9:18.28s.

    Parul Chaudhary secures silver without much trouble but Priti, somehow, beats Mekonen to the line to win the bronze medal.

    Another event at this Asian Games where India has two athletes on the podium!!!!

    Here are you top three:

    Winfred Yavi (Bahrain) - 9:18.28s - Games Record

    Parul Chaudhary (India) - 9:27.63s

    Priti Lamba (India) - 9:43.32s

    Asian Games 2023: Parul Chaudhary wins silver medal in women’s 3000m steeplechase; Priti wins bronze

    Parul Chaudhary won silver medal in the women’s 3000m steeplechase while Priti finished third to win bronze at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Monday.

  • October 02, 2023 16:56
    Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final

    At the halfway mark, it is Yavi and her compatriot Tigest Getent Mekonen occupy the top two spots. However, Parul is back in second place soon and it is a battle between Yavi and her for gold.

    Yavi has increased the gap between her and Parul.

  • October 02, 2023 16:55
    Women’s Pole Vault Final

    Pavithra clears the 4m mark with ease.

  • October 02, 2023 16:53
    Women’s 3000m Steeplechase final

    Parul Chaudhary is third with six laps to go. Early stages.

    A lap later, world champion Yavi has decided to up the pace with Parul in second place. Priti in fourth spot.

  • October 02, 2023 16:51
    Women’s 3000m steeplechase final - Parul Chaudhary in action

    Only seven finalists in this event out of which two are Indians - Parul Chaudhary and Priti Lamba. However, the outright favourite for the gold medal is the reigning world champion Winfred Yavi of Bahrain.

  • October 02, 2023 16:44
    Women's Long Jump: Cautious start from Shaili Singh, Ancy Sojan

    Shaili Singh begins with a jump of 6.38m.

    Safe first jump from Ancy Sojan too - 6.13m

  • October 02, 2023 16:33
    Live action begins with women’s pole vault!

    India’s Pavithra Vengatesh is in action in women’s pole vault final. She has a personal best of 4.10m and she might have to better that to win a medal tonight.

    Pavithra clears the height of 3.80m in her first attempt.

  • October 02, 2023 16:18
    Can Amlan Borgohain create history?

    India last won an Asian Games medal in men’s 200m in 1978 when Ramaswamy Gnanasekaran clinched gold. Can Amlan Borgohain, who qualified for the final by 0.01s, end the medal drought tonight?

  • October 02, 2023 16:04
    Tejaswin Shankar on his journey in athletics, transition from high jump to decathlon and more!

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  • October 02, 2023 15:55
    Here is the list of medals India has won in Athletics so far at Asian Games 2023

    Asian Games 2023: Who are the Indians to win athletics medals on October 1?

    Asian Games 2023: Check India’s medallists and medal count from athletics on October 1 in Hangzhou.

  • October 02, 2023 15:50
    ICYMI, here’s a recap of the first week of this edition of the Asian Games
  • October 02, 2023 15:41
    All is not well in the Indian camp

    Asian Games 2023: Agasara Nandini on Swapna Barman’s transgender allegation: Sad that she did not think before defaming India’s name in a foreign country

    Speaking from the airport en route to home because of her mother’s illness, Nandini demanded Swapna to show proof for her accusations.

  • October 02, 2023 15:34
    Athletics schedule for evening session

    4:30PM IST - Women’s Pole Vault Final - Pavithra Vengatesh

    4:35PM IST - Men’s Decathlon High Jump - Tejaswin Shankar

    4:40PM IST - Women’s Long Jump Final - Shaili Singh, Ancy Sojan

    4:50PM IST - Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final - Parul Chaudhary, Priti

    5:25PM IST - Men’s 200m Final - Amlan Borgohain

    6:10PM IST - 4x400m Mixed Relay Final

    6:40PM IST - Men’s Decathlon 400m - Tejaswin Shankar

  • October 02, 2023 12:11
    India continues to stay fourth in medal standings

    Three bronze medals- two from roller skating and one from women’s doubles table tennis- for India means the nation will stay fourth in the medal standings with 56 medals in total. Click the link below to see the full list:

    Asian Games 2023: Overall medals tally, October 2 - Parul, Priti win women’s 3000m SC silver and bronze; Ancy wins long jump silver; Ayhika-Sutirtha pair wins TT bronze; India stays 4th with 60 medals, 13 golds

    Asian Games 2023: India continues to occupy the fourth spot in medal standings with 13 gold, 21 silver and 22 bronze medals. Athletes and shooters managed to grab 15 medals on Sunday and help India cross the 50-medal mark.

  • October 02, 2023 09:37
    Athletics, October 2 - Second session
    • Pavithra Vengatesh - W Pole Vault Final – 16:30 IST

    • Tejaswin Shanker – M Decathlon High Jump – 16:35 IST

    • Shaili Singh , Ancy Sojan - W Long Jump Final – 16:40 IST

    • Parul Chaudhary , Priti Lamba – W 3000m Steeplechase – 16:50 IST

    • Amlan Borgohain – M 200m Final – 17:25 IST

    • Muhammed Anas, Jisna Mathew, Aishwarya Mishra, Soniya Baishya, Muhammed Ajmal – 4X400 Mixed Relay Finals – 18:10 IST

    • Tejaswin Shanker – M Decathlon 400 m – 18:40 IST

  • October 02, 2023 08:13
    Men’s decathlon shot put- Tejaswin finishes fifth

    Tejaswin starts off bright with a season best 13.39 throw. China’s Sun Qihao leads the chart with a monstrous 14.85 throw.

    A 13.26 throw in his second attempt and follows it up with a 12.88 throw in his third attempt

    Tejaswin finishes fifth, fifth on overall standings as well:

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  • October 02, 2023 08:10
    Women’s 400m hurdles - Vithya Ramraj qualifies for final

    While Tejaswin waits for his chance in shot put, his compatriot Vithya Ramraj will be in action in women’s 400m hurdles qualification round. First three in each heat will qualify for the final. And she finishes first and by a huge margin! Qualifies for the final in style as he attains her personal best and also equals PT Usha’s national record!

    Final standings:

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  • October 02, 2023 08:03
    Men’s 400m hurdles - Palaksha into final

    India’s Yashas Palaksha starts on lane 7. He started off slow but picked up pace in the final phase of the run to finish second with 49.61 on the clock and qualify for the final alongside compatriot Santhosh

    Final standings:

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  • October 02, 2023 07:58
    Up next

    Tejaswin will be back in action in men’s decathlon shot put even, that will start at 8:05am IST

  • October 02, 2023 07:45
    Men’s 400m hurdles - Santhosh advances into final

    India’s Santhosh Kumar Tamilarasan is in action men’s 400m hurdles and he starts on lane 8. He gains an automatic qualification into the final as he finishes second with 49.28s on the clock!

    Final standings:

    Screenshot 2023-10-02 075331.png

  • October 02, 2023 07:31
    Men’s decathlon long jump - Tejaswin finishes first

    Three consecutive 7+ jumps for Tejaswin. This time, he registers a 7.23m jump. He still maintains the top spot with his 7.37m first attempt

    And that will do it, Tejaswin finishes first and collects 903 points

    Overall standings as of now:

    Screenshot 2023-10-02 073947.png

  • October 02, 2023 07:25
    Men’s 800m - Afsal, Krishan qualifiy for final

    India’s Mohammed Afsal Pulikkalakath tops the chart in heat 2 with 1:46.79 on the clock to grab a direct qualification into the final

    On heat 3, Krishan Kumar finishes second with 1:49.45 on the clock to qualify directly for the final as well

    Heat 2 final standings:

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  • October 02, 2023 07:23
    Men’s decathlon - long jump

    Tejaswin registers a 7.23m jump to stay first in the standings after two attempts

  • October 02, 2023 07:07
    Men’s high jump qualification - Disappointment for Indians

    Group A - Sandesh falters at 2.15, fails to clear it on his first try. Second attempt, and that’s an X as well. Failure in the third attempt as well and that will be the end of the road for him

    Group B - Sarvesh fails 2.15 as well. He fails to clear it as well. Three Xs for Sarvesh as well. Disappointment for both the Indians

  • October 02, 2023 07:06
    Men’s decathlon - long jump

    Tejaswin is all set to take part in the next decathlon event. He will jump after Thailand’s Suttisak of Thailand and Japan’s Taue

    Superb start from Tejaswin as he registers a 7.37m jump, 17cm off the safe mark!

  • October 02, 2023 06:55
    Men’s high jump qualification

    Group A - Sandesh clears a 2.10 jump. Touch and go for the Indian as he brushes past the pole

    Group B - Sarvesh clears 2.10 as well. He’s tied first with three other athletes

  • October 02, 2023 06:40
    Up next - Men’s high jump qualification

    India’s Sarvesh Kushare and Sandesh Jesse will be in action

    First attempts:

    Group A - Sandesh attempts a 2.00m jump and he does it without struggle. Tops the leaderboard alongside Korea’s Choi Jinwoo as of now

    Group B - Sarvesh gets an identical result, registers a 2.00 jump

    Qualification Rules: Qualifying performance 2.26 or at least 12 best performers advance to the Final

  • October 02, 2023 06:29
    Decathlon - men’s 100m - Tejaswin fourth

    The athletes have lined up at the track. Tejaswin starts on lane eight and will be in action very soon

    Japan’s Yuma Maruyama finishes first with 10.96s on the clock and understandably so, considering he’s the highest ranked athlete in contention (World rank 38 in decathlon)

    Tejaswin finishes FOURTH as he clocked 11.12s. He collects 834 points. Yuma meanwhile has 870 points towards his name

  • October 02, 2023 06:28
    Athletics schedule, October 2 - First session

    • Tejaswin Shanker – M Decathlon 100m - 06:30 IST

    • Sarvesh Anil Kushare, Jesse Sandesh - M High Jump Qualifying A & B- 06:40 IST

    • Tejaswin Shanker – M Decathlon Long Jump – 07:00 IST

    • Krishan Kumar, Muhammed Afsal - M 800m Round 1 – 07:17 IST

    • Santhosh Kumar, Yashas Palaksha - M 400m Hurdles Round 1 – 07:45 IST

    • Tejaswin Shanker – M Decathlon Shot Put - 08:05 IST

    • Vithya Ramaraj , Sinchal Kaveramma - W 400m Hurdles Round 1 - 8:10 IST

  • October 02, 2023 06:06
    What’s all the fuss with Yarraji’s silver?

    India’s Jyothi Yarraji clinched silver in women’s 100m hurdles. But that came under a very dramatic circumstance. Here’s a story from our correspondent Uthra Ganesan, who witnessed the performance from ground zero:

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  • October 02, 2023 05:56
    Up close with Tejaswin

    Ahead of the multi-day decathlon event, Sportstar managed to get hold of Tejaswin Shankar for an interaction where he spoke about his journey so far and his own growth, both as a person and an athlete. Click the link below to read the full story by our correspondent Uthra Ganesan:

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  • October 02, 2023 05:28
    Streaming/telecast information

    The 19th edition of the Asian Games will be telecast live across the Sony Sports Network and can also be live streamed on the Sony LIV app/website

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