The Indian men’s team defeated Japan 5-1 in the final to bag gold at the ongoing Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou on Friday.
The team also secured a direct quota for 2024 Paris Olympics with this win.
Soon enough, the Indian men’s team of Raju Tolani, Ajay Prabhakar Kahre, Rajeshwar Tewari and Sumit Mukherjee bagged silver in the bridge.
Earlier, India won its first medal of the day after defeating Vietnam in the Bronze medal match of the Recurve Archery Women’s team event. The Men’s team went one better, winning silver after finishing second to South Korea.
HS Prannoy won bronze in the Badminton Men’s Singles event after losing to China’s Li Shifeng 16-21, 9-21 in the semifinal.
India also achieved a historic first-ever bronze medal in women’s Sepaktakraw after winning the bronze in the Women’s Regu event after losing to Thailand 2-0 (21-10, 21-13) in the semifinal.
Wrestling fetched India three bronze medals as Sonam, Kiran and Aman won their respective repechage bronze medal matches to take India’s tally to 93 medals.
India continued to stay in fourth place with 22 gold, 34 silver and 39 bronze to a total of 95 medals.
Here are the medal standings:
|1||People’s Republic of China||187||104||63||354|
|3||Republic of Korea||36||49||84||169|
Table last updated at 9:20 PM IST.