February 24, 2024

Asian Games – Bharat clinches historic gold in Equestrian dressage team event

Bharat secured its third gold today on Day 3 of the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China. This brings the overall medal tally for the country to 14 medals- 3 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze. In Equestrian Dressage Team event, the quartet of Hriday Chheda, Anush Agarwalla, Sudipti Hajela and Divyakriit Singh scored 209.205 points to win the gold against China in a tough competition. Prime Minister congratulated the team for winning the gold medal in the team event after 41 years at the Asian Games.

Beginning the medal streak today was the women’s dinghy event champion, Neha Thakur, grabbing the silver medal. The 17year old sailor finished with a net score of 27, winning first sailing medal in this edition. The second medal in sailing, a bronze, was clinched by Eabad Ali. He worked hard for a net score of 52 in the RS:X Men’s sailing event.

Men’s squash team proved their mettle once again, beating Qatar 3-0 in their second Pool A encounter at the Asian Games. Mahesh Mangaonkar kicked off the tie with an 11-7, 11-4, 11-1 victory. Meanwhile, Saurav Ghosal and Abhay Singh won their matches in four games.

In Tennis, mixed doubles winning pair of Yuki Bhambri and Ankita Raina faced and defeated Pakistan’s duo of Aqeel Khan and Sarah Ibrahim Khan to storm into the third round. Bhambri and Raina will next go up against Philippines in round 3. In Men’s singles, Sumit Nagal advanced to the quarter final defeating Kazakhstan’s Beibit Zhukayev, 7-6, 6-4 in the Round of 16.

In the first round of the Men’s 92kg and above boxing match, Indian boxer Narender Berwal knocked out Uzbekistan’s Mullojonov Lazizbek. Berwal will now face Iman Ramezanpourdelavar of Iran in the quarter-final on September 30.

Men’s Hockey Team led by Harmanpreet Singh continued charging ahead with their second consecutive victory at the Asian Games, defeating Singapore 16-1 in an elite Pool A match. Squash players Anahat Singh, Joshana Chiappa and Tanvi Khanna also won consecutive games in their opening pool matches.

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