Asian Games 2023: India's Medal Tally- All you need to know about medal tally, gold medalist and leaders
Asian Games 2023: The Indian contingent is aiming to improve its best-ever Asian Games haul of 70 medals that it achieved in Jakarta in 2018. As many as 570 members from India participated in the Jakarta Asian Games.
Asian Games 2023: Aiming for a rich haul of 100 medals at the ongoing Asian Games in China's Hangzhou, Indian athletes seem to be on track, as on Wednesday (September 27, 2023), shooter Sift Kaur Samra set a world record in the women's 50m rifle 3 positions individual event to clinch the fifth gold for the country. With Sift's gold, India's medal tally at the Asian Games has swelled to 22 medals, which include five gold, seven silver, and 10 bronze medals.
While Indians have won medals in five sports—shooting, rowing, cricket, sailing, and equestrian—it is the breathtaking performances of shooters with three gold, four silver, and five bronze that have helped the Indian contingent jump to seventh place in the Asian Games medal tally, led by China.
Earlier, the Indian shooting team, consisting of Rudrankksh Patil, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, and Divyansh Singh Panwar, bagged the first gold for the country in the men's 10m air rifle event. Their feat was followed by women shooters in the 25m pistol (team) event, and on Wednesday at the 50m rifle (3-position individual) event.
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The Indian women's cricket team too underlined its importance at the Asian Games, beating Sri Lanka in the women's T20 event title clash to grab the gold medal.
The Indian dressage team, featuring Hriday Chheda, Anush Agarwalla, Divyakriti Singh, and Sudipti Hajela, too highlighted its potential, winning a historic gold in the Asian quadrenniel event for the first time in 41 years.
The Indian contingent is aiming to improve its best-ever Asian Games haul of 70 medals that it achieved in Jakarta in 2018. As many as 570 members from India participated in the Jakarta Asian Games.
Reigning World and Olympic champion jewelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is aiming to defend his Asian Games title, while Commonwealth Games men’s 3000m steeplechase silver medallist Avinash Sable and woman hurdles star Jyothi Yarraji are also expected to win some medals for India in athletics.
Along with that, Indian boxers—world champion Nikhat Zareen and Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain—and Olympic medalist wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Antim Panghal are strong medal contenders for India. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu and star badminton player PV Sindhu will also be seen in action in this edition of the Asian Games.
The Asian Games 2023 were originally scheduled to be held in 2022 in Hangzhou but were postponed to a year later due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let us now take a look at the medal tally for the Asian Games 2023–
Asian Games 2023 medals tally
India’s Asian Games 2023 medals tally
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