And the winners are... Scroll below to check out Indians who have bagged medals at the Asian Games this year!
The 19th Asian games were originally scheduled to take place in September, last year. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this much-anticipated event was postponed to September 2023. The competition has been fierce, fans are rooting for Team India, and it looks like our athletes have toiled as they've been bagging medals for us since day one.
Team Dressage Event:
On day 2, the quartet of Anush Agarwalla, Divyakirti Singh, Hriday Chheda, and Sudipti Hajela won India its first gold medal at the Asian Games this year. This victory marked India’s first gold in Team Dressage and second medal in the Team Dressage event, with India winning the bronze medal in 1986.
The Indian National Cricket team won the gold medal at the Asian Games 2023 after beating Sri Lanka in the finals by 19 runs in a hard-fought battle. The challenging pitch led to the Indian team scoring 119 in twenty overs which proved just enough for them to score a victory in what was their first appearance at the Asian Games. The Indian women’s team had never competed at the Asian Games before, and this victory may prove pivotal and further pave the way for Women’s cricket in India. Titas Sadhu was the star of the event after she bowled an impressive inning which restricted the Sri Lankan side to 97 runs further paving the way for India’s victory.
The men's cricket team also clinched the gold for the cricket event this year. Even though the game was halted due to rain, the Indian team won the gold in its debut season this year. The team had skipped two previous games in 2019 and 2014.
Sift Kaur Samra created a new world record on day four of the 19th Asian Games and bagged the first gold medal for India in an individual event. With a total shooting score of 469.6 in the women’s 50m rifle 3 position individual event, the resident of Faridkot, Punjab, broke the world record and Asian games record, which was previously held by Seonaid Mcintosh at 467.0 points. She also set a new national record of 594 points in qualification.
Palak Gulia won a gold medal in the women's 10m air pistol event with a formidable score of 242.1 in the finals, despite tough competition, setting a new Asian games record.
The Sharpshooting Trio of Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan finished the women’s 25m Pistol team event with 1759 points and bagged the gold medal at the Asian Games. They fought through fierce competition and emerged victorious with the Chinese team just three points behind.
Rudrankkash Patil, Divyansh Singh Panmar, and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar set a new world record by scoring a total of 1893.7 points in the qualification round. Patil’s 632.5, Panwar’s 631.6 and Singh’s 629.6 led to the highest team aggregate in the event and led to the gold finish for India.
The trio of Kynan Chenai, Prithviraj Tondaiman, and Zoravar Singh Sandhu from India's men's trap team secured the gold.
The team of Arjun Pal Singh Cheema, Sarabjot Singh, and Shiva Narwal's trio won the gold in the men's 10 air pistol team by event beating China by just one point in the hard-fought battle.
The Indian shooting trio of Aishwary Singh Tomar, Swapnil Kusale and Akhil Sheoran won the gold in the men's three rifle position event and created a new world record with a stellar score of 1769 points.
Avinash Sable set a new steeplechase record in the Asian Games completing the event within 8:19:50 and took home the yellow metal in the men's 3000m steeplechase event.
Tajinderpal Singh Toor successfully defended his shot put title at the Asian Games this year by beating Mohamed Daouda Tolo from Saudi Arabia who was leading but due to an impressive score in the last attempt secured the golden metal.
Though lacking momentum in the event, Parul Chaudhary managed to launch ahead in the last moment of the women's 5000m track and field event.
Annu Rani scored another gold for India's athletics team in the women's javelin throw event with a 62.92m throw in the last attempt.
After winning a silver in the steeplechase event, India's long-distance runner Parul Chaudhary won a gold after a sensational performance at the women's 5000m competition.
The formidable duo of Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale won the gold in the mixed doubles tennis event.
Saurav Ghosal, Mahesh Mangaonkar, Abhay Singh, and Harinder Pal Sandhu won the gold in the men's squash team event.
Dipika Pallikal and Hardinder Singh won the gold in the mixed doubles event by beating Malaysia.
The pair of Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Ojas Pravin Deotale narrowly beat their South Korean rivals for the gold in the
mixed team compound event.
Abhishek Verma, Prathamesh Jawkar and Ojas Deotale won the gold medal in the men's compound archery event
Jyoti Sulekha won the gold medal in for women's compound individual event in the sport of archery.
Ojas Deotale won the gold medal in the men's compound individual event.
Chirag Shetty, Satwik Sairaj and Ranki Reddy won the gold medal in men's badminton doubles.
The team of Nitesh Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sachin, Surjeet Singh, Vishal Bhardwaj, Arjun Deshwal, Aslam Inamdar, Naveen Kumar, Pawan Sehrawat, Sunil Kumar, Nitin Rawal, Akash Shinde won the gold medal for Kabaddi in the men's Kabaddi team event.
The team of Akshima, Jyoti, Pooja, Pooja, Priyanka, Pushpa, Sakshi Kumari, Ritu Negi, Nidhi Sharma, Sushma Sharma, Snehal Pradeep Shinde, Sonali Vishnu Shingat emerged victorious with the gold in the women's team event in Kabaddi.
Esha Singh, the sharpshooter has bagged two silver medals, one for the 25-metre air pistol Individual event and the other for the 10-metre air pistol event.
Ramita Jindal (631.9) Ashi Chouksey (623.3) and Mehuli Ghosh (623.8) added up to a cumulative score of 1886 points leading the Indian team to win a silver medal for the women’s 10m air rifle team event.
The duo of Sarabjot Singh and Divya T.S managed to win a silver in the mixed 10m air pistol event. The event involved both teams exchanging leads with Sarbjot stealing the lead multiple times, but the Chinese team's consistency paid off, leading to their victory.
The women's trap team of Rajeshwari Kumari, Manisha Keer and Preeti Rajak won a silver with a score of 337 points.
Despite a score of 459.7 and an impressive comeback in the standing position of the three-position event, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar settled for a silver after finishing second to China's Linshu Du.
Anant Jeet Singh shot 56 targets out of 60 to win the silver medal and bring home India’s 11th medal in shooting.
Saurav Ghosal bagged the silver for the squash men's singles event.
Altanu Das, Tushar Shelke and Dhiraj Bommdevara secured the silver medal in the men's recurve event of the archery sport.
Abhishek Verma won the silver medal in archery for the men's compound individual event.
The lawn tennis duo of Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan won the silver medal in the men's doubles event.
Muhammed Ajmal, Vithya Ramraj, Rajesh Ramesh, and Subha Venkatesh won the silver in the mixed 4x400 m relay event.
Kartik Kumar scored a silver in the men's 10000m competition meanwhile, Ajay Kumar Saroj and Mohammed Afsal won a silver in the 1500m and 800m events, respectively.
Tejaswin Shankar raced through for a silver medal in the men's decathlon.
Kishore Kumar Jena became an Asian Games silver medallist this year by coming in second place in the men's javelin throw event.
Murali Sreeshankar secured the silver in the men's long jump event while Ancy Sojan managed to get silver in the women's event.
Harmilan Bains continued the legacy of her mother Madhuri, who had won a silver in the 2002 Asian Games held in Busan, after securing a silver for herself in the women's 1500m event.
Jyothi Yarraji pulled through with a silver in the women's 100m hurdles event.
Parul Choudhary finished second for the silver medal in the women's 3000 m steeplechase event.
The Indian Bridge team of Raju Tolani, Ajay Prabhakar Khare, Rajeshwar Tewari, Sumit Mukherjee, Jaggy Shivdasani, and Sandeep Thakral won the silver medal in the men's bridge event.
Deepak Punia won the silver in the men's freestyle 86kg wrestling event.
Indian men's chess team of Gukesh D, Vidit Gujrathi, Arjun Erigaisi, Pentala Harikrishna, and Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa bagged the silver medal.
Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli, Vaishali Rameshbabu, Vantika Agrawal and Savitha Shri B won the silver in the chess women's team event.
Aditi Ashok became India's first woman to win a medal in golf at the Asian Games. After impressive scores in the previous rounds, she slightly faltered in the finals. Yet, despite setbacks managed to finish with the silver medal.
The men's badminton team of Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Srikanth Kidambi, Arun M.R, Prannoy H.S, Dhruv Kapila, Mithu Manjunath, Rohan Kapoor, Chirag Shetty, K. Sai Prateek scored the silver medal.
Women's 60 kg event:
Naorem Roshubina Devi beat China's dominant Wu Xiaowei for gold in the Women's 60 kg Wushu Sanda event.
Rowing Lightweight Double Sculls:
Arvind Lal Jatt and Arvind Singh, the Indian Duo finished the finals with a timing of 6:28:18 in Final A to secure the silver medals on the opening day of the 19th Asian Games. Jatt from Rajasthan and Singh from Uttar Pradesh are Indian Army officials who competed in the continental event. The competition took place at the Fuyang Water Sports Centre. The team finished in second place, with just 5.03 points behind the Chinese team who went on to win the gold medals. This was India’s first medal at the Asian Games, this year.
Coxed Eight Race:
Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar, Naresh Kalwaniya, Neetish Kumar, Charanjit Singh, Dhananjay Pandey, Ashish and Neeraj won the silver medal in the coxed eight event of the rowing competition.
Neha Thakur won the silver medal in sailing at the Dinghy ILCA4 event after displaying incredible tenacity and skill.
Lovlina Borgohain, an Olympic bronze medallist, lost the title to China's Li Qian and settled for the silver. She became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in Boxing at the Asian Games.
Ashi Chouksey, the shooter from Bhopal, won a bronze in the 50m three positions event. Chowksey scored 8.9 points in the standing position, and ended up with a total of 451.9, losing the second spot to the Chinese shooter Qiongyue Chang who was just 1.2 points behind.
Ramita Jindal, the teenager from Haryana, displayed remarkable calmness in the 10-metre air rifle event before securing the bronze medal for India.
The trio of Ashi Kaushik, Manini Ghosh and Sift Kaur Samra, won the bronze medal for the women’s 50-metre rifle three-position event on 27 September.
Ankita Bhakat, Simranjeet Kaur and Bhajan Kaur secured the bronze medal in the archery team recurve event.
Khushbu, Maipak Devi Ayekam, Leirentonbi Devi Elangbam, Priya Devi Elangbam, Chaoba Devi Oinam managed to get a bronze in Women's regu sepaktakraw team event.
The women's team of Savita Punia, Bichu Devi Kharibam, Deepika, Lalremsiami, Monika, Navneet Kaur, Neha, Nisha, Sonika, Udita, Ishika Chaudhary, Deep Grace Ekka, Vandana Katariya, Sangita Kumari, Vaishnavi Vittal Phalke, Nikki Pradhan, Sushila Chanu and Salima Tete won the bronze for the hockey team event.
Prannoy H.S. managed to get his hands on a silver medal for the badminton men's single event.
The 21-year-old, Aishwary Singh Tomar, won a bronze medal in the men’s 10-metre air rifle event. Anant Jeet Singh, Angad Vir Singh and Gurjoat Singh bagged the bronze medal in the Men’s skeet event by scoring a total of 355. Kynan Chenai was presented with a bronze in the men's trap team event.
Adarsh Singh, Anish Bhanwala and Vijayveer Siddhu, the trio bagged India’s first medal in the history of 25 25-metre rapid-fire pistol team event at the Asian Games.
Men's Rowing and Canoe:
Arjun Singh and Sunil Singh Salam won the bronze in the men's sprint C-2 1000m canoe event.
Coxless Pair Race:
Babu Lal Yadav and Lekh Ram secured the bronze medal in the coxless duo event.
Coxless Four Event:
Jaswinder Singh, Bheem Singh, Punit Kumar and Ashish Golia, were initially positioned fourth, but after some incredible coordination by the rowers during the middle, they were able to secure the third position. Finishing within 6 minutes and 10.81 seconds, they grabbed the Bronze medal behind silver medalists, China who completed within 6 minutes and 10.4 seconds and Uzbekistan who led with 6 minutes and 4.96 seconds and took home the gold.
Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Jakar Khan and Sukhmeet Singh, the quartet hailed with the bronze medals in the Men’s quadruple sculls event by finishing in 6 minutes and 8.61 seconds. They significantly raced ahead in the final 500 metres of the 2000 metres of the race, allowing them to progress from the fourth to the third position for the bronze.
Aebad Ali scored the bronze in the Men’s windsurfer RS:X event on September 26 while Vishnu Saravan bagged the bronze medal in the Dinghy ILCA7 event on September 27.
After winning the gold as part of the dressage team, Anush Agarwalla managed to secure a silver in the individual dressage event.
Indian Archer Aditi Swami managed to secure the bronze prize in the Women's compound individual event.
4 women from the Indian contingent won bronze medals in Athletics. Kiran Baliyan secured a silver in the women's shot put competition and Seema Punia won it in the discus throw. Priti Lamba came third for the bronze in women's 3000m steeplechase. Vithya Ramraj accepted the bronze in the women's 400m hurdles.
Jinson Johnson finished the men's 1500m competition for the silver, while Praveen Chithravel scored it in the men's triple jump. Agasara Nandini managed to get the silver in the heptathlon event. Gulveer Singh managed the bronze medal in the men's 10000m competition.
The team of Ram Baboo and Manju Rani grabbed the bronze in the 35 km race walk event.
Nikhat Zareen won the bronze in the women's 50 kg division and Priti Pawar won it in the 54 kg division.
Narinder Berwal grabbed the bronze win in the boxing division of +92 kg.
Vikram Ingale, Aryanpal Singh Ghuman, Siddhant Kamble and Anand Kumar were presented with the bronze in the men's speed skating 3000m relay competition.
Arathy Kasturi Raj, Karthika Jagadeeshwaran, Heeral Sadhu and Sanjana Bathula bagged the bronze by finishing within 4:34.861 in the women's speed skating 3000m women's relay competition.
Sunil Kumar won the bronze in the men's greco-roman style 87kg event.
Antim Panghal won the bronze in the 53kg women's freestyle event.
Sonam Malik bagged the bronze prize in the 67 kg freestyle event.
Kiran Bishnoi managed to secure the bronze medal in the women's 76 kg freestyle event.
Aman Sehrawat managed to bag the bronze medal in the men's freestyle 57 kg event.
Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherji settled for the silver in the table tennis women's doubles event.