The action will now move to the last day of what has been an absolutely historic Asian games 2023 for the Indian contingent where they surpassed the hyped tally of 100 medals and finished at historic 4th spot in the rankings. The first medal came when 10m rifle women’s team bagged a silver medal and since then its raining medals for India.
On 7th October, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy bagged the historic gold medal in men’s doubles which is India’s first ever top spot finish at Asiad in badminton. The compound archers also did the country proud by bagging women’s individual and men’s individual gold medal on Saturday. Interestingly, the gold medal match in men’s individual involved two Indians in Pravin Deotale and Abhishek Verma in the finals where the former won the gold medal. India swiped all the five possible gold medals in compound archery by winning men’s and women’s individual, men’s team and women’s team event and mixed team event. Aditi Swami also won the bronze medal in women’s individual event.
Indian men’s and women’s kabaddi team took down Chinese Taipei and Iran respectively in a closely contested finals to bag gold medal. They failed to bag the top honors in the last edition but returned to a top spot finish in Hangzhou.
Interestingly, India won the maximum of 29 medals in athletics including 6 gold, 14 silver and 9 bronze followed by shooting(22), archery(9), squash(5), boxing(5), sailing (3), wrestling(5), rowing(5), badminton(3). The Indian contingent bagged two medals each in cricket, kabaddi, tennis, equestrian, hockey and roller sports. Bridge, Golf, Wushu, Canoeing, Sepak Takraw and Table Tennis fetched one medal each.
8th of October will be the last day of the Asian Games 2023 and no official Indian event is scheduled for the day. Artistic swimming and karate are the official events scheduled on the day and no Indians athletes are competing in those events.