Hangzhou, 4th October 2023 – In a spectacular display of athleticism at the 2023 Asian Games, India continued its winning streak with Neeraj Chopra securing the gold medal in javelin and Kishore Jhena bagging the silver. Adding to the glory, the men’s 4x400m relay team clinched the gold, propelling India’s total gold medal count to an impressive 18, with a cumulative medal tally of 80.
Neeraj Chopra’s performance in Hangzhou, China, was nothing short of extraordinary as he launched the javelin to an astonishing distance of 88.88 meters, securing the gold medal. This remarkable feat marks the highest number of gold medals India has ever won in a single edition of the Asian Games.
Kishore Jhena also delivered a stellar performance, earning the silver medal with a throw of 86.77 meters. In addition to his impressive podium finish, Jhena secured a spot in the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics, a testament to his dedication and skill.
The Indian quartet consisting of Anas Muhammad Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Muhammad Ajmal Variyathodi, and Rajesh Ramesh showcased exceptional teamwork and speed in the men’s 4x400m relay, winning the gold medal with a remarkable timing of 3 minutes and 1.58 seconds.
Tomorrow’s schedule promises even more excitement for Indian sports enthusiasts. India anticipates medal victories in archery, with Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Swami, and Parneet Kaur representing the nation. Additionally, PV Sindhu is set to face off against China’s He Bingjiao in her quarter-final match. HS Pranoy and the dynamic doubles duo of Satviksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will also be in action.
The Indian women’s hockey team has been performing exceptionally well. They will be looking to secure qualification to the final at the Asian Games and eventually win the gold medal too.