The Indian men’s trap shooting team, comprised of Zoravar Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai, and Prithviraj Tondaiman, secured the gold medal in their event. Simultaneously, in golf, Aditi Ashok from India clinched a silver medal, marking the commencement of Sunday’s successful medal run. With prospects in athletics, badminton, and shooting, India aims to add more medals to its tally. The Indian badminton team, aiming for gold, faces the challenge of the Chinese team in the Thomas Cup on Sunday. After ensuring India a medal and securing her quota for Paris 2024, Nikhat Zareen looks to maintain her unbeaten record. In athletics, Avinash Sable, Jyothi Yarraji, and Sreeshankar Murali are in contention for medals as track and field events unfold on Sunday.

India get gold in trap shooting

Boxer Parveen Hooda secured another medal for India at the 19th Asian Games after her victory against Uzbek Sitora Turdibekova in the Women’s 57kg event quarterfinals. The 23-year-old Indian boxer progressed to the quarterfinals by defeating China’s Xu Zichum with a score of 5:0 on Friday in the Hangzhou Asian Games, 2023. However, in the men’s golf event, India’s performance was not up to par. Anirban Lahiri is currently tied at 12th, Khalin Joshi at T27, SSP Chowrasia at 29th, and Shubhankar Sharma at 32nd.

The Indian trio of Prithviraj Tondaiman, Kynan Chenai, and Zoravar Singh Sandhu clinched the gold medal in men’s trap shooting at the Asian Games on Sunday. In addition, the Indian shooters secured a silver medal in the women’s trap team event. The team, composed of Rajeshwari Kumari, Keer Manisha, and Preeti Rajak, accumulated a total of 337 points, surpassing Kazakhstan (334) and trailing behind China (355). The men’s trap team, fueled by an exceptional performance from Kynan Darius Chenai, achieved a score of 361, adding another gold medal to India’s shooting achievements. On the other hand, Indian athlete Jyothi Yarraji failed to qualify for the final of the women’s 200m event, finishing third in her heat with a time of 23.78 seconds at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Sunday. Nevertheless, India claimed the lead position following Prithviraj Tondaiman’s impressive performance in the men’s trap team event, securing the top spot in the gold medal tally.

India’s Aditya Dhopaokar concluded his campaign in the men’s 81kg kurash after a defeat to Afghanistan’s S Hassan Baiqara Rasooli on Sunday. Meanwhile, in squash, Indian players Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Pal secured a victory in their mixed doubles match against South Korea’s Hwayeong Eum and Jaejin Yoo in Pool A with a score of 2-0. Currently, Manisha Kheer holds the highest rank among Indian shooters, and India occupies the bronze medal position in the team event. In archery, Jyothi Surekha Vennam raised hopes for another medal in the Asian Games, leading in the qualification round with a score of 355 in the first half.


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