India will be hoping for some more medals from its shooters on Day 4 in the Asian Games 2023. They got five medals on the first day of the competition, six on the second day and three on the third day. India is sixth in the medal table with a total of 21 medals. This includes five gold, six silver, and 10 bronze medals. Today two gold, two silver, and two bronze medals were won in shooting.
Follow live updates from Day 4 of the Asian Games 2023 below.
India's big victory in Squash: India achieved a big win in squash by defeating Macau 3-0. Anahat Singh defeated Wei Yung in straight sets 11-1, 11-6, 11-7. Earlier, Joshna Chinappa defeated Kwai Liu in straight sets. In the first match, Tanvi Khanna defeated Weng Yean 3-1.
Harika Dronavalli's victory in Chess: Harika Dronavalli registered a 1-0 win against table topper Zhu Jiner of China. Her victory is surprising to everyone.
Table Tennis team wins: The Indian Table Tennis men's pair of Manav Thakkar and Manush Utpalbhai Shah has reached the last-32. The Indian pair made a winning start to their campaign by defeating Thailand's Napat Thanmathikom and Sittisak Nuchart 3-2 [11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 7-11, 12-10].
Basketball team wins: In the group match, India's Princepal Singh, Pratap Singh Sekhon, Pranab Prince and Lokendra Singh defeated Macau 21-12. They have qualified for the quarter-finals where they will face last edition's gold medal winners China on Friday. The Indian women's team will face China later in the day in the group match.
Anant Singh Naruka wins silver in the men's skeet event: Anant Singh has won another medal for the country in the skeet event. He hit 58 out of 60 shots right on target and won the silver medal. At the same time, Abdullah Alrashidi of Kuwait made a world record by hitting 60 correct targets out of 60 and won the gold medal.
Esha Singh wins silver medal in 25m Pistol event; sixth medal in Shooting: Esha Singh has won the silver medal in shooting. She scored 34 in the women's 25-meter pistol competition and stood second. This was India's 6th shooting medal at Hangzhou. Meanwhile, China's Liu Rui won the gold medal with a score of 38. Korea's Yang Jiin won the bronze medal by scoring 26.
Big win for Women's Hockey team: India's women's hockey team has achieved a big victory in its very first match. India defeated Singapore by a margin of 13–0.
India's victory in Fencing: The Indian women's team has performed brilliantly in fencing. Despite trailing in the match, India defeated Jordan 45-36. The Indian team has made it to the quarter-finals and will play South Korea for a place in the semi-finals.
Vishnu Saravanan wins bronze medal in Sailing: Vishnu Saravanan won the bronze medal in the Men's dinghy ICLA7 event with a net score of 34. Ha Jeemin of Korea won the silver medal with a score of 33, while Lo Jun Han Ryan of Singapore won the gold medal with a score of 26. In the women's single dinghy ILCA6, Nethra Kumanana finished fourth.
Men's Shooting team wins bronze medal: Indian shooters continue to perform brilliantly in the Asian Games 2023. India has won the bronze medal in men's team skeet event. Team India was tied with Kazakhstan at third place with a score of 355. After this, India made a comeback and secured the medal. Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Gurjoat Singh Khangura, and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa won the 19th medal for India. However, Anantjeet could not make it to the finals of the individual event.
Sift Kaur creates world record: Along with winning the gold medal, Sift has also created a new world record. She scored 469.6 which is 2.6 more than the previous record.
Sift Kaur Samara gets gold and Ashi Chouksey gets bronze: Indian players continue to perform brilliantly in shooting. Sift Kaur and Ashi have won gold and bronze medals respectively in the Women's 50m rifle 3 positions event. Kaur easily won the gold medal by scoring 10.2 points. At the same time, Ashi won the bronze medal in the same event. Sift is the first athlete to win gold for India in a singles event at the Asian Games 2023. Earlier, all three gold medals had come in the team event.
Shooting team wins gold in women's 25m pistol event: The Indian shooting team has also won its second medal on Day 4. The Indian team of Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan, and Esha Singh have won gold medals in the 25m pistol team event. They beat China by three points. Bhaker started the round with a two-point lead and extended it to three points as the round progressed. She also topped the qualifying and will shoot with 5th placed Isha Singh in the individual event finals.
Women's Shooting team wins silver in 50m rifle 3 event: India has won the silver medal in the 50m 3P team event. The team of Sift Kaur Samara, Ashi Chouksey, and Manini Kaushik finished second behind China's Jia Siyu, Han Jiayu, and Zhang Qiongyu. Meanwhile, Sift reached the finals with second place (594-28x), Ashi also made it to the finals with sixth place (590-27x). Manini finished 18th with a score of (580-28x).