Asian Games 2023 Day 8 Updates: Sable, Toor win gold, controversial silver for Jyothi

'Asian Games 2023 Day 8 Updates: Sable, Toor win gold, controversial silver for Jyothi'

Asian Games 2023: Avinash Sable on Sunday made history, becoming the first Indian man to clinch a gold medal in the 3000m steeplechase event at the Asian Games in Hangzhou. The 29-year-old, who holds the national record, secured India's first gold medal in athletics at the ongoing Games. The Indian triumvirate of Prithviraj Tondaiman, Kynan Chenai, and Zoravar Singh Sandhu won the gold medal in men's trap shooting. Just before that, the trio of Manisha Keer, Preeti Rajak and Rajeshwari Kumari claimed the silver medal in the women's trap team event, adding to the Indian shooting contingent's best-ever show at the Games. The Indian men combined to shoot 361 in the qualifications and finish ahead of silver medallists Khaled Almudhaf, Talal Alrashidi and Abdulrahman Alfaihan (359) and host nation China's Yuhao Guo, Ying Qi and Yuhao Wang (354), who settled for the bronze. Shooting last, Alrashidi tried his his best and scored 24 points but that was not enough to surpass the Indian total. Meanwhile, the Indian women's team totalled 337 to take home the silver medal behind China's Qingnian Li, Cuicui Wu and Xinqiu Zhang, who combined to shoot a world and games record score of 357 to finish on top of the podium. Kazakhstan's Mariya Dmitriyenko, Aizhan Dosmagambetova and Anastassiya Prilepina (336) bagged the bronze medal. In addition, Manisha also advanced to the finals as well. She was tied on 114 with three others but advanced via a shoot-off. Kynan Chenai (122) and Zoravar Singh Sandhu (120) have also qualified for the individual final in men's competition. Aditi Ashok's fortunes tumbled on the final day as she carded a topsy-turvy 73 to sign off with a silver for India's first medal in women's golf. Coming into the final day with a commanding seven-stroke lead, Aditi saw the advantage evaporate as she stumbled upon four bogeys and a double bogey against a lone birdie to slip to the second position.

India's medal tally-

Gold: 13

Silver: 20

Bronze: 18


Athletics: Avinash Sable wins GOLD in men's 300m steeplechase

Tajinder Pal Singh Toor wins GOLD in men's shot put, second consecutive Asian Games gold medal for him

Harmilan Bains wins SILVER in women's 1500m

Murali Sreeshankar wins SILVER men's long jump

Nandini Agasara wins BRONZE in women's heptathlon

Seema Punia wins BRONZE in women's discus throw

Badminton: Indian men's team win SILVER after 3-2 loss to China in final

Golf: Aditi Ashok bags SILVER in women's individual

India finish in 4th position in women's team

Shooting: India win SILVER in women's trap team

Manisha Keer finishes sixth in women's trap final

India win GOLD in men's trap team

Zoravar Singh Sandhu fifth in men's trap final

Kynan Darius Chenai wins BRONZE in men's trap final

Hockey: India women held to 1-1 draw against South Korea

Boxing: Parveen defeats Uzbekistan's Sitora in women's 57kg quarterfinal, enters semis and guarantees medal

Nikhat Zareen loses in women's 50kg semifinal, secures BRONZE

Squash: India beat Phillipines 2-0 in mixed doubles Pool D

India beat South Korea 2-0 in mixed doubles Pool A

Canoe Sprint: Megha Pradeep qualifies for canoe sprint 200m women's semifinals, after finishing in fifth place in her heats

Soniya Devi finishes in fourth place in the women's kayak single 500m heats, enters semis

Kurash: Aditya Sanjay Dhopaokar loses to Afghanistan's Hassan Baiqara Rasooli in men's 81kg round of 16

Squash: In his round of 32 squash fixture, India's Mahesh Mangaonkar defeated Philippines' Jonathan Reyes 3-0

In their mixed doubles Pool A fixture, India's Dipika Pallikal, Harinder Pal Singh defeated Pakistan's Mehwish Ali, Noor Zaman 2-0