Home Sports Key Highlights of Day 8 at the Asian Games 2023: Seble and Tour Win Gold, Controversial Silver for Jyoti, India Crosses 50 Medals Mark

Key Highlights of Day 8 at the Asian Games 2023: Seble and Tour Win Gold, Controversial Silver for Jyoti, India Crosses 50 Medals Mark

by khushahal vishwakarma
Asian Games 2023

Asian Games 2023 Day 8 Highlights: A Day of Medals and Controversy for the Indian Team in Hangzhou

Hangzhou: The eighth day of the  Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou brought a flurry of medals and some controversy for the Indian contingent.

In Athletics: Avinash Sable made history by clinching the gold medal in the men’s 5000-meter steeplechase, marking India’s first-ever gold in track and field at the Asian Games 2023 . Soon after, Tajinderpal Singh Toor added to India’s medal tally by securing gold in the men’s shot put, his second consecutive gold in the Asian Games  since his victory in Jakarta 2018. Earlier in the day, the Indian men’s trap shooting team secured a gold medal.

The team, comprising Kynan Darius Chenai, Zoravar Singh Sandhu, and Prithviraj Tondaiman, contributed significantly to India’s total haul of 361 points, which was enough for a podium finish in the team event. Individually, Kynan (1st) and Zoravar (4th) qualified for the finals in men’s trap shooting. In the final, Kynan won the silver medal.

Meanwhile, in the women’s trap shooting event, India secured a silver medal. The team consisted of Manisha Keer, Preeti Rajak, and Rajeshwari Kumari. However, only Manisha Keer managed to qualify for the final, where she finished sixth. India has concluded its shooting campaign at the Asian Games 2023 with an impressive tally of 22 medals, including 7 gold, 9 silver, and 6 bronze.

In Golf, Aditi Ashok clinched a silver medal in the women’s event, while the Indian women’s team secured fourth place.

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Jyoti Yaraaji, who had been a strong contender for gold in the women’s 200 meters, faced disappointment as she failed to qualify for the final.

In the men’s long jump, Murali Sreeshankar and Jeswin Aldrin will compete in the final. Avinash Sable, who broke Kenya’s dominance in men’s steeplechase at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games last year, will compete in the final.

Overall Medal Tally for India:

  • Gold: 13
  • Silver: 21
  • Bronze: 18

Results of Note:

  • Athletics: Avinash Sable won gold in the men’s 5000-meter steeplechase.
  • Tajinderpal Singh Toor won gold in the men’s shot put.
  • Harmilan Baans clinched silver in the women’s 1500-meter run.
  • Murali Sreeshankar secured silver in the men’s long jump.
  • Nandini Agasara won bronze in women’s heptathlon.
  • Seema Punia claimed bronze in women’s discus throw.
  • Badminton: The Indian men’s team secured a silver medal after losing 3-2 to China in the final.
  • Golf: Aditi Ashok won silver in the women’s event.
  • Shooting: The Indian men’s trap shooting team won gold.
  • Kynan Darius Chenai won silver in the men’s trap shooting.
  • Kinan Darius Chenai won bronze in the men’s trap shooting final.
  • The Indian women’s trap shooting team secured silver.
  • Manisha Keer reached the final of women’s trap shooting.
  • Hockey: The Indian women’s hockey team played a 1-1 draw against South Korea.
  • Boxing: Parveen secured a spot in the semifinals of the women’s 57kg quarterfinals.
  • Nikhat Zareen secured bronze in the women’s 50kg semifinals.
  • Squash: India defeated the Philippines 2-0 in mixed doubles pool D.
  • India defeated South Korea 2-0 in mixed doubles pool A.
  • Canoe Sprint: Megha Pradeep qualified for the women’s 200m canoe sprint semifinal.
  • Sonia Devi finished fourth in the women’s 500m kayak single heats and reached the semifinals.
  • Kurash: Aditya Sanjay Dhopekar lost to Afghanistan’s Hasan Bakara Rasuli in the men’s 81kg round of 16.
  • Squash: Mahesh Mangaonkar won 3-0 against the Philippines’ Jonathan Reyes in his round of 32 squash match.
  • Deepika Pallikal and Harinder Pal Singh defeated Pakistan’s Mehvish Ali and Noor Zaman 2-0 in mixed doubles pool A.”

These are the highlights of Day 8 at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, showcasing India’s achievements and notable performances.

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