The Asian Games 2023 have officially started and India's account in the medal table has also been opened. The pair of Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh have won silver medal in sailing. At the same time, the women's shooting team has also targeted the silver medal. Indian women's cricket team is also assured of at least a silver medal.
Follow live updates from Day 1 of the Asian Games 2023 below.
Nikhat Zareen makes winning start: Boxer Nikhat Zareen has made a winning start in the Asian Games 2023. She has advanced to the round of 16 of the women's 50 kg. She had a one-sided 5–0 win against Thi Tam Nguyen of Vietnam in the Round of 32.
Women's football team's journey ends: India women's football team lost against Thailand. With this, their journey in the tournament ended. The Indian women's team could not win any medals. Thailand eliminated them by defeating them 1-0.
Four players won the first match in chess: Indian chess has made a great start. Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli, Arjun Erigaisi, and Vidit Gujrathi have won their respective opening matches. All four players have reached the next round.
Preeti Pawar reached quarter finals: Indian boxer Preeti Pawar reached the quarter-finals by defeating Jordan's Silina Alhasanat through RSC (referee stops contest).
Hockey team's big win: The Indian men's hockey team has registered a huge win against Uzbekistan by a huge margin of 16-0. Mandeep Singh (18', 27', 28'), Lalit Upadhyay (7', 24' 37', 53') and Varun Kumar (12', 36', 50', 51') scored hat-tricks for India.
Indian sailors wins third medal: Indian sailors won their third medal and India has got a total of five medals. The Indian team of Neeraj, Naresh Kalwania, Nitesh Kumar, Charanjit Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Bhim Singh, Puneet Kumar, Ashish and DU Pandey won the silver medal in rowing.
Ramita wins bronze in the Air Rifle event: Shooter Ramita has won the bronze medal for India in 10 meter air rifle. 19-year-old young Indian shooter Ramita has won the bronze medal in the women's 10 meter air rifle event.
Indian sailer wins bronze medal: India has got its third medal in the Asian Games 2023 Day 1. The pair of Babu Lal Yadav and Lekh Ram have won the bronze medal. The Indian pair won the bronze medal with a timing of 6:50:41.
Women's cricket team's medal assured: The women's cricket team has defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the semi-finals. With this, Team India is assured of at least a silver medal.
Women's team wins silver in shooting: The 10m air rifle women's team of Ramita, Mehuli Ghosh and Ashi Chouksey has won a silver medal in shooting in Hangzhou.
Arjun-Arvind won silver medal: India's Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh have won the silver medal in the lightweight men's double sculls event.