Sift Kaur Samra Sets Multiple Records in Shooting; India’s Medal Count Climbs to 22; Bronze Medal Secured in Sailing.
On Day 4 of the ongoing Asian Games 2023, Indian shooters delivered exceptional performances, with Sift Kaur Samra achieving a new world record in women’s 50m rifle 3 positions individual event, securing a gold medal and breaking multiple records. Additionally, Ashi Chouksey clinched a bronze medal in the same event. The women’s team, consisting of Ashi, Manini Kaushik, and Sift, also earned a silver medal in the 50m rifle 3 positions event. India continued its winning streak by securing gold in the women’s 25m pistol team event, with Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh, and Rhythm Sangwan delivering an outstanding performance.
Manu Bhaker topped the qualification round in the women’s 25m pistol event, with Esha finishing in fifth place and Rhythm in seventh. India also claimed bronze in the skeet-50 team men’s event, while Esha Singh secured a silver medal in the 25m women’s pistol final. Anant Singh Naruka added another silver in the men’s skeet final. The Indian women’s hockey team initiated their campaign with a dominant 13-0 victory against Singapore in Pool A.
In other events, Rohit Jadhav finished eighth in the wushu men’s Daoshu final, while Nina Venkatesh failed to qualify for the women’s 100m butterfly final in swimming, finishing 14th in the heats. In tennis, Sumit Nagal faced a quarterfinal defeat in the men’s singles category, and in boxing, Shiva Thapa was eliminated from the competition. Meanwhile, Nikhat Zareen was set to compete, and Roshibina Devi, who had already secured a bronze in the women’s 60kg event, aimed to progress further in the competition.
Here is India’s current medal tally at the Asian Games 2023:
Notable Results for India on Day 4:
- Rohit Jadhav finished eighth in the men’s Daoshu final in wushu.
- Nina Venkatesh did not qualify for the women’s 100m butterfly final in swimming.
- Sumit Nagal lost in the men’s singles quarterfinals in tennis.
- Shiva Thapa was eliminated in the men’s 57kg quarterfinals in boxing.
- India lost 0-2 to Vietnam in the quarterfinals in esports.
These are the highlights of Day 4 at the Asian Games 2023, with Indian athletes achieving remarkable success in various events.