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India at the end of Day 8 of the 17th Edition of Asian Games find themselves on the 11th place of the medal table with their medal tally touching 28. Their medal tally includes 3 gold, 5 silver and 20 bronze – addition of 11 medals on Day 8 of Asian Games in Incheon taking India to 11th rank from 16th. Indian men’s squash and archery team did a fabulous task to give India the much needed gold medals to improve their rankings. Apart from the medals won, India have also assured many more in line by qualifying for the medal events. On the glorious and best day of Asian Games so far, we take a look at the proud medalists who made India proud: Also Read - Schools Reopening From Monday | What Back to Classes Might Look Like Amid Pandemic
1. Squash: India won the gold medal in Men’s Team event Also Read - COVID-19: With Spike of Over 96,000 Cases, India's Tally Crosses 52-Lakh Mark, Deaths Near 85K
Indian men’s squash team won a historic Asian Games gold medal beating Malaysia 2-0 in the final at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Saturday. Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu won the first match 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 11-4 against Mohamad Azlan Bin Iskandar while Saurav Ghosal fought hard for a 6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 12-14, 11-9 against Ong Beng Hee.
2. Archery: Rajat Chauhan, Sandeep Kumar and Abhishek Verma won gold medal in Men’s Compound Team Event
India caused a huge upset in the 17th Asian Games as the compound archery men’s team of Rajat Chauhan, Sandeep Kumar and Abhishek Verma defeated world champions South Korea 227-225 to win gold at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here Saturday.
3. Archery: Abhishek Verma won silver medal in Men’s Compound Individual event
India’s Abhishek Verma won his second medal of the day, the silver in the men’s compound archery individual, after losing the final of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here Saturday. Verma, who earlier in the day won gold in the team compound event, lost 141-145 to Iran’s Esmaeil Ebadi to finish second.
4. Shooting: Chain Singh won bronze medal in the 50 metre rifle 3 positions event
The 25-year-old Chain Singh, gave India their ninth medal from the shooting range as he finished third in the 50 metre rifle 3 positions event of the 17th Asian Games here Saturday. Chain scored 441.7 at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range to take home the bronze as China claimed the top two places with Cao Yifei and Zhu Qinan, who won gold and silver respectively.
5. Wrestling: Vinesh Phogat won the bronze medal in women’s 48 kg category
The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vinesh, 20, gave India the first medal from the sport at Incheon by winning her bronze medal match in the 48kg category. Vinesh won the bronze medal defeating Mongolia’s Narangerel Erdenesukh 4-0. The match lasted two minutes and 31 seconds.
6. Wrestling: Geetika Jhakar won the bronze medal in women’s 63 kg category
Geetika emulated Vinesh’s feat, defeating Vietnam’s Thi Hien Ly 5-0 in the freestyle 63kg category to confirm the second bronze medal in the discipline. She took merely 55 seconds to claim the medal.
7. Squash: Indian Women won the silver medal in Team Event
The Indian women’s squash team settled for the silver medal after losing to defending champions Malaysia 0-2 in the final of the 17th Asian Games at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Saturday. Anaka Alankamony and Dipika Pallikal lost their respective matches in straight games to Malaysian players as India had to be content with finishing second.
8. Archery: Trisha Dev won the bronze medal in women’s compound individual event
India’s Trisha Deb won her second bronze medal of the day by beating Chinese Taipei’s Joun Huang in the women’s compound archery individual event of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here Saturday. Trisha, who earlier in the day won bronze in the team compound event, defeated Jou Huang 138-134, to add another medal to her kitty.
9. Archery: Trisha Deb, Purvasha Sudhir Shende and Surekha Jyothi won bronze medal in Women’s Compound Team Event
The Indian women’s trio of Trisha Deb, Purvasha Sudhir Shende and Surekha Jyothi gave India their first medal from the archery field here Saturday as they prevailed over Iran in the bronze medal match of the compound event of the 17th Asian Games. The Indian team, which lost to Chinese Taipei in the semi-final Thursday, shot 224 while the Iran’s team of Sakineh Ghasempour, Maryan Ranjbarsari and Shabnam Sarlak scored 217.
10. Athletics: Lalita Babar won silver medal and Sudha Singh winning bronze medal in the women’s 3000 metre steeplechase
India were in for a pleasant surprise as Lalita Babar’s bronze be upgraded to a silver while her compatriot and defending champion Sudha Singh, who had finished fourth, will be the bronze medalist following the possible disqualification of gold medal winner Bahrain’s Ruth Jebeth in the women’s 3000 metre steeplechase on the first day of the track and field competition at the 17th Asian Games here Saturday.