Asian Games : Rahi Sarnobat gave India another Gold in shooting

In the Asian Games today, Rahi Sarnobat gave India another Gold in shooting. She claimed the Gold in women’s 25 m pistol shooting. However, Manu Bhaker crashed out in the same event.

In men’s hockey, India defeated Hong Kong 26-Nil to break their 86 year old record of the biggest win margin. The previous best was at the 1932 Olympics when Dhyan Chand’s team beat USA 24-1. India’s top-ranked women’s singles player, Ankita Raina confirmed  the third singles medal in women’s tennis for India as she reached the semifinals breezed past Eudice Chong 6-4 6-1 of Hong Kong in their quarterfinal match.

India’s men and women’s team will look to book berths in the final of the Kabaddi event later today. Indian rowers Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh topped the repechage round in the men’s lightweight double sculls with a timing of 7 minutes 12.23 seconds. They qualified for the main A-final, and will now take a shot at winning a medal.

In Men’s Greco-Roman 87 kg event, Harpreet Singh defeated Japan’s Sumi Masato 8-0 to enter semi-finals. However, Gurpreet Singh lost his bout in the Greco-Roman 77 Kg in the semi-final to Iran’s Mohammad Ali. This means Gurpreet Singh will have a chance to claim a bronze medal through the repechage round.

In Bridge Mixed Team event, India finished sixth with 6.96 points in Round Robin 1. In other action today, India finished second in the ranking round with a score of 2085 in Archery Compound Women’s Team event. In  Rowing India qualified for final round of Men’s Lightweight Eight event, Women’s Four event and Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls event.

In swimming, India have qualified for the Men’s 4X100m Freestyle Relay. In Tennis, Ramkumar Ramanathan lost 6-3, 4-6, 3-6 to Karimov Jurabek in Men’s Singles Round of 16. In Taekwondo Men 80 kg event,Navjeet Maan lost 6-20 against China’s Linglong Chen in the Round of 16.

India is placed 6th in the medals tally with 11 honours, comprising 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze. China with 65 medals, including 32 Gold tops the medals tally followed by Japan with 51 medals.

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