Asian Games 2023, Day 4 Highlights: Shooters score big, silver assured in wushu, bronze in sailing
Indian shooters ran riot as Sift Kaur Samra set a new world record in Hangzhou on Day 4 of the ongoing Asian Games 2023. Sift clinched gold and broke the world record, Asian record, Asian Games record in women’s 50m rifle 3 positions individual event. Meanwhile, Ashi Chouksey bagged bronze in the same event. Ashi, Manini Kaushik and Sift also produced an excellent show in the 50m rifle 3 positions women’s team event as India won silver. India clinched gold in the women’s 25m pistol team event too, as Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan stunned their opponents with an amazing performance.
Bhaker also topped qualification in the women’s 25m pistol event, with Esha finishing in fifth place and Rhythm taking seventh. India also picked bronze in the skeet-50 team men’s event. Esha Singh grabbed the silver medal in the 25m women’s pistol final, coming behind China’s Rui Liu, who also set a new Asian Games record. Meanwhile, Manu Bhaker finished in fifth place. Also, Anant Singh Naruja got silver in the men’s skeet final. The Indian women’s hockey team began their campaign with a massive 13-0 win vs Singapore in Pool.
Meanwhile, Roshibina Devi, who was assured of bronze defeated Vietnam’s Thi Thu Thuy Nguyen in the women’s 60kg wushu semifinal bout and will now compete for gold in the finals. In tennis, India once again received a shock as Sumit Nagal lost in his men’s singles quarterfinal fixture. In boxing, Shiva Thapa disappointed and crashed out, while star pugilist Nikhat Zareen advanced to the quarterfinals. Catch the Highlights of Day 4 of Asian Games 2023:
India’s medal tally-
Results for India on Day 4-
Wushu: Rohit Jadhav finishes in 8th place in Men’s Daoshu final
Swimming: Nina Venkatesh finishes 14th in women’s 100m butterfly heats and fails to qualify for final, with a timing of 1:03:89
Maana Patel finishes 13th in women’s 100m backstroke heats, fails to qualify
Shooting: India (Ashi Chouksey, Manini Kaushik and Sift Kaur Samra) bag SILVER in the 50m rifle 3 positions women’s team event
Sift Kaur Samra wins GOLD and breaks world record, Asian record, Asian Games record in women’s 50m rifle 3 positions individual event
Ashi Chouksey wins BRONZE in women’s 50m rifle 3 positions individual event
India (Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh, Rhythm Sangwan) win GOLD in women’s 25m pistol team event
Esha Singh wins SILVER medal in 25m women’s pistol event
Manu Bhaker comes fifth in 25m women’s pistol event
India (Anant Jeet Singh, Gurjoat Siingh and Angar Vir Singh Bajwa) win BRONZE in skeet-50 team men’s event
Anant Jeet Singh Naruka gets SILVER in men’s skeet final
Fencing: India men’s team lose 30-45 to Singapore in Round of 16
India women’s team defeat Jordan 45-36 in women’s Epee team
India lost 25-45 to Republic of Korea in women’s team event quarter-final
Cycling: Ronaldo Singh loses to Japan’s Shinji Nakano in Round of 16 knockouts
David Beckham loses to Malaysia’s Muhammad Sahrom in men’s round of 16
Table tennis: India’s Manush Utpalbhai Shah, Manav Vikash Thakkar defeat Thailand’s Sitisak Nuchchart and Napat Thanmathikom in men’s doubles round of 64
Manika Batra and G Sathiyan beat Thailand’s Napat Thanmathikom and Suthasini Sawettabut 3-1 (10-12, 11-8, 11-3, 11-8) in mixed doubles round of 32
Harmeet Desai and Sreeja Akula beat Chi Cheng Cheong and Hui Li Seak of Macau 3-0 (12-10, 11-7, 11-7) in mixed doubles round of 32.
Squash: India defeat Kuwait 3-0 in men’s team but endured a 1-2 defeat against Pakistan in Pool A
India defeat Nepal 3-0 in women’s team Pool B
Sailing: Vishnu Saravanan gets BRONZE in men’s dinghy ILCA 7
Hockey: India 13-0 Singapore in women’s Pool A
3×3 Basketball: India beat Macao, China 21-12
Boxing: Shiva Thapa loses in the men’s 57kg quarterfinals, against Kyrgyzstan’s Askat Kultaev
Sanjeet loses to Uzbek Lazizbek in the men’s 92kg quarterfinals
Nikhat Zareen wins women’s 50kg round of 16 against Korea’s Chorong Bak by unanimous decision, through to quarterfinals.
Tennis: Sumit Nagal loses to China’s Zhizhen Zhang in the men’s singles quarterfinal
Medal assured for India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni after they beat China’s Zhang Zhizhen and Wu Yibing 6-1, 7-6 in the quarterfinals.
Esports: India lose 0-2 to Vietnam in quarterfinals
Wushu: Roshibina Devi assured of at least silver, beats Vietnam’s Thi Thu Thuy Nguyen 2-0 in the Women’s 60Kg Semifinal