Hangzhou Asian Games | Indian contingent finishes with record 107 medals

On Day 14, India clinched 6 golds, 4 silvers and 2 bronzes

October 07, 2023 06:17 pm | Updated 07:30 pm IST

Indian men kabaddi layers pose for a picture after winning the gold medal against defending champion Iran at the Hangzhou Asian Games, on October 7, 2023.

Indian men kabaddi layers pose for a picture after winning the gold medal against defending champion Iran at the Hangzhou Asian Games, on October 7, 2023. | Photo Credit: ANI

India finished with a record haul of 107 medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games, its best ever, on October 7, the penultimate day of the event.

India has won 28 gold, 38 silver and 41 bronze medals. There are no events scheduled for India on the final day of the event on October 8.

India’s previous best haul of medals was 70 at the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games.

On October 7, Day 14 of the event, India clinched six golds, four silvers and two bronzes. Jyothi Surekha Vennam performed a hat-trick of golds by clinching the women’s compound individual archery event. In the men’s individual compound event Ojas Deotale bagged the gold while Abhishek Verma clinched the silver. The 100th medal came when Indian women kabaddi team clinched the gold by defeating Chinese Taipei in the final. Later in the day, Indian men also clinched the gold by defeating defending champion Iran in the controversial final.

Indian men’s cricket team followed it up with another gold. Though the match was abandoned due to rain, India won the gold by virtue of higher ranking than Afghanistan. The Indian men clinched the gold without having to bat.

Star men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty earned India’s first-ever badminton gold medal at the Asian Games with a straight-game win over South Korea’s Choi Solgyu and Kim Wonho.

Indian women hockey team defeated the defending champion Japan 2-1 in the bronze medal play-off.

In the men’s 86kg freestyle wrestling, Deepak Punia lost to Iranian legend Hasan Yazdani to settle for silver. Indian wrestlers returned with 6 medals without a gold at this Asian Games.

Finally, both Indian men and women settled for silver in chess.

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